Overview

The <strong>North Sound Reporter</strong> will be a self-starter who digs up enterprise stories mainly in Snohomish County. The Reporter has great ideas, writes well, loves “live” and expects to surpass the competition by turning more enterprise stories. The Reporter should also use new technology to present stories and should be adept at using social media to gather and break stories. The reporter will also engage with viewers on social media daily and create digital content daily.</p><br /></p><strong>ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES</strong> include the following. Other duties may be assigned.</p><ul><li>Work independently to research and uncover stories by deciding when and where to report to work based on a shoot location or other scheduling requirements.</li><li>Primary focus is covering the North Sound geographic area; lives in or is willing to relocate to Snohomish County, Washington</li><li>Report on multiple stories in a given day, often in multiple newscasts, sometime working solo.</li><li>Cultivate and maintain news sources throughout the community.</li><li>Contact, interview and confirm news sources for television reports.</li><li>Use of enterprise skills to identify hard-news stories for delivery on television and the ability to consistently translate those news stories to social media.</li><li>Contribute ideas for enterprise stories and new angles on continuing stories.</li><li>Maintain a professional, working relationship with all KIRO News team members.</li><li>Alert the KIRO News Director or Managing Editor to any news coverage that may cause problems for KIRO legally, corporately, or in the community.</li><li>Complete specific projects as requested by the News Director or Managing Editor.</li><li>Be consistently up to date on current news stories, on a local, national, and international level.</li><li>Understand media law and ethics and general FCC policies concerning broadcast.</li><li>Some regional and additional travel is required as part of the job.</li><li>Engage with viewers several times a day on social media; including but not limited to sharing stories, replying to viewers, and writing posts.</li><li>Produce stories for kiro7.com on a daily basis.</li></ul>Qualifications:<strong>QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:</strong> To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.<br />&nbsp;</p><ul><li>Consistent demonstration of the following skills is required:</li><li>Ability to narrate, ad-lib and add value to live breaking news and severe weather coverage.</li><li>The ability to engage in investigative reporting that adds depth to the newscast.</li><li>Thorough understanding of social media and demonstrated ability to move audience between all platforms.</li><li>Curiosity that drives an understanding of current events in Seattle and beyond.</li><li>Demonstrate consistently high proficiency with the necessary technical, writing, and presentation skills for television broadcasts.</li><li>Strong writing and editorial skills required.</li></ul><br /><strong>EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:</strong><br />&nbsp;</p><ul><li>B.A Degree in Journalism, Communications, or Other discipline preferred.</li><li>3 or more years’ experience as a Reporter in a top 50 market required.</li><li>Experience as a Multi Media Journalist is a plus.</li></ul><br /><strong>REASONING ABILITY:</strong><br />&nbsp;</p><ul><li>Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.</li><li>Must be thoroughly professional in all aspects of journalism.</li><li>Must be well read on current affairs and have a wide-range working knowledge and understanding of general interest subjects.</li></ul><strong>PHYSICAL DEMANDS:</strong> The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.</p><ul><li>While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, and walk.</li><li>While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear.</li><li>The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects.</li></ul>&nbsp;</p><br /><p><strong>About Cox Media Group</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company. The company&rsquo;s operations currently include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers, and digital sites.&nbsp; Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps – the country&rsquo;s biggest television rep firm – Gamut, and Videa. The company also offers a full suite of local and regional advertising services through its Local Solutions and Ideabar businesses. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly across all platforms.&nbsp; For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at <a href="http: www.coxmediagroup.com/" rel="no-follow">www.coxmediagroup.com</a>. </p><p>Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer – All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual&rsquo;s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.</p><p>Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations:&nbsp; Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services.&nbsp;&nbsp; Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.</p>


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