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News Reporter

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Summary A Broadcast Television News Reporter is one who can cover any event, from hard news to features, on any given day.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
This Reporter is expected to bring story ideas to the news department, which are found through beat checks, contacts, reading newspapers, etc. The reporter is then assigned to a story and may be required to shoot his or her own video and work as a One Man Band.

Before leaving the station, the Reporter will research the story, set up interviews, and set out to get all the elements for the story, at times requiring a stand-up

The Reporter will then view and log the video, noting the sound bites, b-roll and natural sound. It is an excellent idea to “write to video,” in other words, uses narration to supplement what the viewer sees and hears. The Reporter will then write the script, and have the script approved by a manager or Producer. The Reporter will then return to the edit booth to record a voice track and put the story together.

When the package is complete, the Reporter may be asked to "front" the story via a live shot or set piece. In this case the Reporter will take a toss from an anchor and handle the intro and outro of the story.

A good Reporter knows a little about everything, so reading the entire newspaper from front to back on a daily basis is a good idea. Most successful reporters are fast Writers, as they often have to jump on a story or go live at a moment’s notice. Collects and analyzes information about newsworthy events to write, edit, produce and deliver news stories.

This is an on-air position; reporter presents news reports on camera.

REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to operate a video camera, and edit video is preferred. Education in communications and/or experience is preferred. Will train right applicant who is outgoing, a good writer and works well with others. Valid driver’s License and good driving record is required

HOW TO APPLY:
Apply To:
Chris Weimer News Director cweimer@wagmtv.com
WAGM-TV
12 Brewer Road
Presque Isle, ME 04769

DEADLINE: 2013-03-31