11 hours

Reporter

Tribune Company
Memphis, TN
  • Job Code
    2019-49204
Reporter in Memphis, Tennessee | Careers at TN-Memphis;803 Channel 3 Drive (WREG)
  • Reporter

    Location US-TN-Memphis
    Posted Date 2 months ago(3/27/2019 6:46 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-49204
    Category
    News
  • Overview

    WREG in Memphis is searching for a seasoned storyteller to join a team of champions.  We’re looking for a digger who can uncover leads in one of the sauciest cities in America.  This place is news heaven, and the veteran good enough to win this job will be aggressive, resourceful and relentless.  If you lead by example… if you care about being fair and accurate… if you are a live-shot artist… let me hear from you.    If you love the give and take of social media… let me hear from you.

    Responsibilities

    1. Brings in story ideas everyday
    2. Builds and maintains a list of sources
    3. Turns stories on deadline that are fair, accurate and engaging to the audience.
    4. Presents those stories on live television in an energetic, conversational and creative style
    5. Posts and promotes those stories on the internet, social media, and other platforms that have yet to be invented.
    6. Cultivates curiosity
    7. Relishes personal responsibility, including learning new things and adapting to change as the world and the industry evolve.
    8. Works well in a team environment.
    9. Refuses to give up, even when people aren’t returning telephone calls.
    10. Protects the reputation and integrity of self and that of the station.
    11. Welcomes coaching and constructive criticism without rolling up into a ball or becoming hostile.

     

    Qualifications

    Command of the English language, secondary language such as Spanish, helpful.  Should be able to write in complete sentences with proper spelling, punctuation and format.  Should be able to function under extreme stress and deadline pressures.  Experience in reporting and news gathering pred.  Should have working knowledge of the Internet and feel comfortable using computers and electronic newsgathering equipment.

     

    Education Requirements:

    A four year degree in liberal arts or journalism is pred and/or two years WORK experience.

     

    Physical Requirements:

    Dexterity for operating keys and buttons on computer and typewriter.  Vision and hearing and vocal communication skills used to gather and report news.  Ability to climb ladders and get in remote places to report stories.  Ability to use radios, audio equipment, telephones, etc. in newsgathering.  Works, as required, outdoors in all kinds and extremes of weather.  Must be able to drive a vehicle.

     

    Statement about Other Duties:

    The foregoing is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all functions essential to the job for which the employee is responsible, nor an exhaustive list of the minimum requirements and specifications necessary to perform the essential functions, including all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different functions be performed when circumstances change or exigencies require it.

     

    CONTACT:   Resumes and examples of your work may be sent to:

    Bruce Moore - News Director

    WREG-TV

    803 Channel 3 Drive

    Memphis, TN 38103

    bruce.moore@wreg.com

    Please online too at www.tribunemedia.com/careers/

     

    Equal Employment Opportunity

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