Effective October 1, 2021, all newly hired CMG employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

Reporter WFXT TV in Boston, MA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 6/24/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Boston, MA
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    6/24/2022

Job Summary

WFXT Boston 25 is in search of an enterprising News Reporter who loves breaking news and telling valuable local stories. The successful candidate loves to cultivate their sources, wants to be the lead story in the newscast, and hates getting beat.   The seasoned journalist should love to dig for extra information, excel at reporting live in the field, and be comfortable in developing situations. The ideal Reporter candidate is expected to be skilled at using social media to gather information on stories, and to break stories.  At least 3 years of experience as news reporter is preferred.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Report for station's newscasts on all platforms
  • Have the ability to confidently ad-lib in unscripted news scenarios
  • Strong on-air and communication skills in Breaking News coverage in the field
  • Excel at breaking and enterprising significant, local stories and building sources within the community
  • Strong live presence in the field with a focus on performing active liveshots
  • Work collaboratively with News Managers, Producers, and Content Center team
  • Write stories for air and digital platforms
  • Regularly post content and engage with audiences on social media platforms
  • Make public appearances, representing the station in community events
  • Work varying shifts including, days, nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Other duties may be assigned

 

 

What we look for

WHAT YOU WILL BRING:

  • A minimum of 3 years of reporting preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university in Journalism or Communications preferred.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Must be thoroughly professional in all aspects of journalism.
  • Must be well read on current affairs and have a wide-range working knowledge and understanding of general interest subjects.
  • Must be able to follow all station policies

WHAT WE OFFER YOU: WHY YOU SHOULD WORK AT CMG

CMG is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people – and you could be one of them! We are a start-up built on a 100-year history of blazing trails in the world of media. Over that time, our skilled journalists and storytellers have covered war and peace, tragedies and celebrations, small moments, and global movements.  We are relying on our longstanding experience and entrepreneurial mentality to build a media company that is modern, agile, and uniquely positioned for the future.

We provide valuable local content to viewers in the communities we serve through our 33 high-quality, market-leading television stations in 20 markets, 53 top-performing radio stations delivering all genres of content in 11 markets, and numerous streaming and digital platforms. Our portfolio includes primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. We also offer a full suite of national, regional, local, and digital advertising services with CMG Local Solutions, CoxReps and Gamut.

We offer rewarding and challenging careers that encourage growth and development. We take care of our people with industry-leading total rewards offerings that includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and accident insurance as well as, a best-in-class wellness program, 401(k) matching and time-off programs.

We promote the safety and well-being of our employees by requiring that all newly hired CMG employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. 

If this description fits and CMG sounds like a company you want to work for, we’d love to have you join us. Apply today!

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