Nexstar
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Published
January 25, 2021
Job Type
Full Time
Category
TV

Description

FOX21 is searching for its next great News Reporter. This is your chance to excel in a unique back-pack reporting newsroom. Some days you’ll get a photog and other days you’ll shoot your own stuff. If you’re a strong writer, a great story-teller, fantastic shooter and you bring innovative story ideas to the table then this is the job for you. This job will require a combination of reporting skills including on-air, web, and social media. A college degree in broadcasting or related major is preferred with at least 1-2 years experience. Familiarity with I-News, Adobe Premier Editing System, and the Ross automated system puts you ahead of the game.


  • Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events
  • Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories
  • Reviews copy and correct errors in content, grammar, and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines
  • Reviews and evaluates notes were taken about event aspects to isolate pertinent facts and details
  • Determines a story’s emphasis, length, and format, and organizes material accordingly
  • Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information
  • Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience, or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social, or other functions
  • Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community
  • Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
  • Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions
  • Checks reference materials such as books, news files, or public records to obtain relevant facts
  • Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements
  • Shoots and edits news events and news reports
  • Produces and presents reports for all platforms
  • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
  • Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms
  • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

 Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Minimum two years’ experience in news reporting (More or less depending on market size)
  • Superior on-air presence
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines, and other office equipment
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Flexibility to work any shift

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