Colorado Springs, Colorado
January 25, 2021
Job Type
Full Time


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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