General Assignment Reporter

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Job Description

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

13WHAM is looking for a take-charge General Assignment Reporter to help us continue to grow our daily newscasts!

The general assignment reporter will cover a wide variety of local topics. This reporter shoots and edits video for newscasts and specials and gathers information and presents news and reports on-air and on digital platforms. The reporter is expected to cultivate sources and generate original reporting for all on-air and digital platforms.

We are seeking a motivated, energetic, creative, and aggressive reporter who can think and perform outside the box. The candidate should be able to develop story ideas and gather information for newscasts, have sound writing skills, a great work ethic, and a can-do attitude. The best person for this job will have excellent live shot skills and thrives on breaking stories.

Requirements:

  • Must be able to shoot with an HD video camera and edit video using non-linear video editing equipment under deadline pressure
  • The ability to conduct effective interviews and gather information
  • Write stories under deadline pressure and appear on camera-both live and recorded
  • Hours: Must be available to work all shifts including early mornings, overnights, weekends, and holidays
  • Must be able to write stories for the station web sites in addition to posting to station social media sites like Facebook and Twitter


Skills & Experience:

  • Working knowledge of television news photography and technology
  • Two years' minimum experience preferred including prior news reporting
  • A valid driver's license
  • Creativity, resourcefulness, and strong organizational skills desired
  • The ability to work well with others is a must, along with a positive can-do attitude
  • Knowledge of the Rochester area is a plus
  • College degree with an emphasis in Broadcast Communications or Journalism preferred
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs


Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!