Reporter in Jacksonville, FL at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 10/14/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

WJAX/FOX 30 in sunny Jacksonville, Florida is in search of a highly qualified, motivated reporter. Reporter will be expected to enterprise stories, provide active live shots, and use process story-telling techniques. Reporter must utilize social media/digital platforms. Must be able to work under tight deadlines and respond quickly to breaking news. Work collaboratively with News Managers, Producers and Assignment Editors. Reporter may be asked to make public appearances for the station. Schedule may include nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed.

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Report for station's newscasts
  • Strong on-air and communication skills in Breaking News coverage
  • Excel at breaking and enterprising significant, local stories
  • Strong live presence in the field with a focus on performing active live shots
  • Work collaboratively with News Managers, Producers and Assignment Editors
  • 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
  • Other duties may be assigned.

 

 

What we look for

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 2 year’s professional experience as a reporter or MMJ is required.
  • 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.

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