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Reporter Job Description

Reporter Job Description

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Reporter Job Description

We are looking for a passionate Reporter to participate in the creative cycle of a news story by investigating and writing rich and unbiased “scoops”.

To ensure success as a reporter, you should be knowledgeable about current events, proficient at research, embody ethical principles, and maintain professionalism at all times. A top-notch reporter will have extensive field experience, providing deep, thorough analyses in all news events covered.

Reporter Job Responsibilities:

  • Identifying newsworthy events and developments in their region of operation.

  • Conducting research and writing scripts on topics prior to broadcasts.

  • Attending and reporting on events that are of interest to the public.

  • Delivering scripted, spontaneous, live, and prerecorded reports on newsworthy events.

  • Interviewing eye-witnesses, authorities, and people of interest in news stories.

  • Transcribing and summarizing events for further news purposes.

  • Traveling to events and ensuring the proper maintenance, security, and care of recording equipment.

  • Working collaboratively with cameramen and other members of a reporting team.

  • Representing the organization at conferences, press briefings, events, and interviews.

  • Ensuring a professional appearance, language use, and manner throughout reports.

Reporter Job Requirements

  • Proven working experience as a Reporter

  • Portfolio of published articles or newscasts

  • Ability to gather, write and edit news

  • Broad knowledge of headlines

  • Computer proficiency (MS Office, digital editing, web search, databases)

  • Excellent communication, lobbying and active listening skills

  • Integrity and morality

  • BS degree in journalism or mass communications