Posted on 2017-08-07
By Louisiana Association of Broadcasters
Baton Rouge, LA
WDSU is looking for a 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. We value strong enterprise reporting and we’re looking for someone who finds the stories that lead newscasts. The 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.
Regularly plans, gathers and assembles stories on day-of news or special project assignments
Works with or without a photographer to gather and edit compelling video and captivating sound
Coordinates with news managers and producers to develop stories that go beyond surface details, that accentuate unique enterprise angles, and have exclusive content
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
Past reporting experience (2-5 years) required
Demonstrated ability to enterprise and uncover
Your demo reel should be indicative of your everyday work
Strong writing and storytelling skills
Ability to operate mobile transmission devices and use latest technology
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
Ability to work varied shifts, including overnights and weekends
Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast
Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent proven work experience
HOW TO APPLY:
Please visit careers.hearstteleivison.com to apply.
Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer