Local News Reporter

  • Full-time
  • Westbrook, ME
  • June 30, 2024

EMPLOYER: WMTW


Description:

WMTW-TV, the ABC affiliate in Portland, Maine is looking for a Reporter who can create story ideas, conduct informed interviews, develop sources, and build compelling live shots. You will be a strong, take-charge reporter who hits the ground running every day. We value strong enterprise reporting and we’re looking for someone who finds the stories that lead newscasts. In addition to credibility, poise, and personality, you are not afraid to head out into the field, ask the tough questions and break the big stories. You will be a versatile, enterprising self-starter who is fast, efficient, works well under tight deadlines, can develop sources, and has excellent live reporting skills. You will report to the News Director.

Responsibilities

Plan, gather and assemble stories on day-of news or special project assignments
Work with or without a photographer to gather and edit compelling video and captivating sound
Coordinate with news managers and producers to develop stories that go beyond surface details, that accentuate unique enterprise angles, and have exclusive content
Develop 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 throughout the day
Work on different stories and projects at once and meeting all deadlines under extraordinary pressure
Have and exhibit unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards

Requirements

Professional or college reporting experience
Experience with enterprise reporting and ability to uncover details
Your demo reel is indicative of your everyday work
Write clear, correct, compelling copy that supports images gathered
Operate mobile transmission devices and use latest technology
Can work in all weather conditions
Have and exhibit unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
Have a valid driver’s license and a clear driving record
Work varied shifts, including overnights and weekends
Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production
Related military experience will be considered

Diversity Statement

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That’s why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.

Benefits

Hearst’s benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As a Hearst employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.

Medical | Dental | Vision
401(k) matching
Emotional Wellness Support
Paid Time Off
Paid Parental Leave
LGBTQ+ Health Services
Additional benefits to meet your and your family’s needs

ABOUT US
Hearst Television (HTV) owns and/or operates 35 television and two radio stations serving 27 media markets across 39 states reaching over 22 million U.S. television households. HTV is recognized as one of the industry’s premier broadcasting companies and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service.

How to Apply:

Contact: Human Resources
Phone: (212) 887-6836