Traffic Reporter in Orlando, FL at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 6/17/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

WFTV in Orlando, FL is looking for a traffic reporter that has the ability to generate story ideas, write to video, and do compelling live shots. We are looking for a strong, take-charge reporter who hits the ground running every day. The successful candidate loves breaking news and is highly competitive.

The traffic reporter is someone who can bring the energy of live reporting to our anchor desk. In addition to credibility, poise, and personality; we’re looking for a reporter who isn’t afraid to head out into the field and break the big stories. We are looking for this market’s next leader who isn’t afraid to ask the tough questions, and will hold those in power accountable. We are looking for a versatile, enterprising self-starter who is fast, efficient, works well under tight deadlines, can develop sources, and has excellent live reporting skills.

This position entails morning traffic anchoring and covering dynamic traffic/roads/transportation beat in one of the country’s fastest growing areas.  This includes reporting traffic information and creating accurate, visually interesting traffic reports that are easy to understand, relevant and meaningful to viewers. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare morning traffic report graphics with traffic system
  • News gather for traffic reports
  • Create daily reports and break every development related to the beat.
  • Provide clear and concise live traffic reports for morning show
  • Develops a network of sources who provide tips, early access to information, and allow the reporter to break stories of significance.
  • Will contribute pictures, video and text updates to mobile platforms consistently throughout the day
  • Can juggle multiple stories and projects at once, demonstrates exceptional time-management skills by meeting all deadlines under extraordinary pressure.
  • Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards



Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent proven work experience.
  • Candidates must have 4-5 years’ television reporting experience.
  • Can work in all weather conditions and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Has a valid driver’s license, can drive large vehicles over long distances, and a clear driving record.
  • Knowledge and experience with traffic systems a plus
  • Strong writing and storytelling skills
  • Ability to operate mobile transmission devices and use latest technology
  • Ability to work varied shifts, including overnights and weekends
  • Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production
  • Experience with breaking news and ad lib situations, including on-air reporting or traffic incident reporting.
  • Previous anchoring experience and Knowledge of Orlando area roadways preferred.



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