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Reporter

JOB DESCRIPTION:
FOX 59 WXIN, a Tribune Broadcasting station, seeks an experienced Reporter who thrives on breaking news, enterprising stories and working under tight deadlines. The successful candidate will also regularly post content to the station’s website and social media outlets. Degree in broadcast journalism or related field and at least 3 years anchoring and/or reporting experience in a television newsroom required.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Acts as general assignment reporter. Represents WXIN/WTTV-TV to the public viewing audience. Produces stories on regular scheduled newscasts and other programs produced by the station. Consistently contributes story ideas for newscasts with an emphasis on enterprise story ideas. Develops and maintains productive relationship with news contacts and sources. Works with producers, reporters and associate producers on assigned news broadcasts. Regularly posts content to the station`s website and updates social media sites. Answers viewer phone calls and mail. Performs public speaking engagements and makes other appearance deemed important to the station image by management. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

REQUIREMENTS:
College degree in broadcast journalism or a related area of study. At least 3 years experience reporting regularly scheduled news broadcasts on a commercial or public television station and/or reporting for a broadcast news organization. Effective writing skills. Good organizational skills. Must be able to accept constructive feedback and criticism designed to enhance individual`s performance. Ability to appear live in a broadcast to deliver reports in a professional and effective manner. Ability to perform duties and make decisions under deadline pressure. Must have a clear understanding of web and social media outlets.

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume, cover letter stating position desired, and referral source plus a non-returnable DVD with your latest newscast to Human Resources, WXIN-TV, 6910 Network Place, Indianapolis, IN 46278. EOE.

DEADLINE: 2013-10-17