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Breaking News Reporter

JOB DESCRIPTION:

KOLD in Tucson, AZ has a unique opening to be the face of our breaking news coverage in the evenings. We are looking for a strong journalist with excellent news judgment and creative showcasing skills. A strong understanding of how live sources, social media and other forms of technology can be used as tools to enhance a breaking story is necessary in this position. This person will also be expected to develop resources within the law enforcement and legal communities to help the station break news on a regular basis. This position will also be used for special assignments and the station's community initiatives. The successful candidate must be able to force themselves into a newscast, be able to adlib breaking news, and perform well under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Editing and photography experience is preferred. This person may also be expected to fill-in anchor and MMJ on occasion. Applicants must also be flexible and willing to work overnights, holidays, weekends or overtime hours as needed.



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RESPONSIBILITIES:

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
- Produce breaking news coverage, mainly from a live center in studio, for KOLD's evening and late newscasts
- Use touch screen technology (such as Storyteller) to showcase breaking news events
- Computer knowledge including newsroom software (ENPS), Microsoft applications (Excel) and newsroom editing (Edius)
- Write and post stories for all digital platforms
- Demonstrate strong editorial judgment while following journalistic ethics and libel laws
- Ability to maintain professional and ethical conduct at the station and in the community
- Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving in a collaborative manner with co-workers, supervisors, and viewers
- Flexibility to work varied shifts when necessary, including overnights and weekends
- Perform other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

Requirements
College degree in journalism or related field required or equivalent professional experience

HOW TO APPLY:

https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings

 

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer

DEADLINE: 2019-08-11