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General Assignment Reporter

Company: Sinclair Broadcast Group
Location: Seattle
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

KOMO-TV Seattle has an opening for an experienced General Assignment Reporter. If you're a committed, passionate journalist who thrives on breaking great original stores on multiple platforms, KOMO News is the fit for you. This individual will enterprise stories and gather information for newscasts, have strong writing skills, a solid work ethic and exhibit professionalism in all aspects of the job. You must provide examples of excellent reporting and live shot skills and prove you thrive on breaking stories. This is not a feature reporter slot we want someone who's committed to hard news and strong accountability journalism. Requirements:

  • Three to five years reporting experience preferred Skills:
    • A record of developing and maintaining community news sources
    • Creative vision, voice and impeccable editorial integrity
    • Ability to work effectively with sharp deadlines, adjust smoothly to changing assignments
    • Ability to juggle multiple assignments both short and long-term
    • Communicate and collaborate effectively with all members of the KOMO team
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills
    • Flexible and able to handle multiple tasks
    • Strong on-air and communication skills in breaking news coverage
    • Write stories for air and digital platforms
    • Regularly post content and engage with audiences on social media platforms Day-to-day responsibilities:
      • Stay abreast of overnight developments on local, regional and statewide stories
      • Communicate with news managers on stories in active development and pitches that can be turned that day
      • Self-reliant and responsible for enterprising stories, setting-up interviews and shooting locations
      • Collaborate with photographer on assignments including, but not limited to, pulling necessary file footage, sound and images for story assignment
      • Clearly communicate with photographer story assignment and structure of the day
      • Conduct insightful, engaging interviews with subjects with strong grasp of subject matter
      • Actively post to social media, works with photographer editor to post best SOT to social media
      • Write daily web scripts Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace! About Us Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. Also, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, our own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team! About the Team The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: great benefits, open-door policy, upward mobility and a strong desire to see you succeed. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let's talk.

Keywords: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Seattle , General Assignment Reporter, Advertising , Seattle, Washington

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