NBC Universal Reporter - NBC Connecticut in Hartford, Connecticut

Job Number 37502BR

Job Title Reporter - NBC Connecticut

Business Segment Owned Stations & Affiliate Relations

Sub-Business NBCUOTS - WVIT

Posting Category TV Content & Production

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Country United States

State Connecticut

City Hartford

Responsibilities

NBC Connecticut is looking for someone to report for its daily news programs. The successful candidate will take a proactive approach to developing content for breaking news and daily stories on multiple platforms and learning and using all applications available to do so. Work with news managers and assignment editors and producers to identify and execute news coverage, provide status of coverage to management and establish a network of contacts and sources across Connecticut.

Essential Functions

  • Generate story ideas, research and set up the content and interviews, produce the content in the field, write and voice the story, and present the story live as scheduled on a designated newscast.

  • Perform on-air responsibilities for designated newscast. Perform fill-in anchor assignments for all news programs, as requested or required.

  • Work with news producers, managers and photographers to conceptualize, write, edit, and produce station news packages. Produce additional video and graphic presentations as requested.

  • Contribute story ideas for key series pieces and lead stories for daily news programs. Research and write scripts for news content. Select video and coordinate the editing and graphic design production for material that appears on-air.

  • Communicate with news producers, assignment editors and managers regarding story development, progress in the field and/or breaking news stories.

  • Build relationships with the community and community leaders for the purpose of developing connections to story leads. Develop and cultivate contacts within the community for news stories. Establish network of contacts and sources across Connecticut. Cooperate with and support NBC News, Newschannel and other Owned Television Stations.

  • Participate in station-sponsored events and all assigned special promotions projects.

Qualifications/Requirements

u>Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Two years experience as a television reporter.Eligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered

  • Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends, holidays and overnights.

  • Must have the ability to work any of a 24 x 7 shift

  • Must be willing to work at the station in West Hartford, CT.

  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.

  • Must be 18 years or older.

  • This position is an AFTRA Represented job. Successful candidate will be required to join the AFTRA Union upon employment if not already a member.

Desired Characteristics

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications.

  • Experience as a General Assignment Reporter

  • Experience as a News Anchor

  • Excellent writing skills as well as very strong speech skills.

  • Able to ad-lib effortlessly in various types of situations, particularly breaking news.

  • Strong live reporting skills are necessary.

  • Able to handle working under the pressure of intense deadlines.

  • Possess the ability to work effectively with others in a team environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to enterprise, research and plan stories.

  • Demonstrated experience generating and producing news stories.

  • Prior experience delivering taped and live reports.

  • Can act decisively under stress and tight deadlines.

  • Ability to work flexible hours (including weekends) and to return to work in emergencies depending upon news coverage.

  • Prior experience reporting in a top 50 market.

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