News Reporter

Posted: 12/10/2023

Position Summary:   The News Reporter collects, analyzes and presents facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation or observation for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:  

·     Reports news stories for digital platforms, describing the background and details of events

·     Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories

·     Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines

·     Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects to isolate pertinent facts and details

·     Determines a story’s emphasis, length and format, and organizes material accordingly

·     Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information

·     Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions

·     Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community

·     Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas

·     Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions

·     Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts

·     Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements

·     Shoots and edits news events and news reports

·     Produces and presents reports for all platforms

·     Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality

·     Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms

·     Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites

·     Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Date Posted: 12/11/2023

Closing Date: 3/11/2024

City: Abilene - 79605

State: Texas



·     Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required

·     Minimum two years’ experience in news reporting (More or less depending on market size)

·     Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment

·     Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously


·     Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience

·     Superior on-air presence

·     Fluency in English, Spanish a plus

·     Valid driver’s license with a good driving record

·     Flexibility to work any shift



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