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News Reporter

Purpose/Reason for this Position: 5NEWS is looking for an energetic, experienced reporter to work in Fayetteville and cover news across Northwest Arkansas.  Our...

Purpose/Reason for this Position:

5NEWS is looking for an energetic, experienced reporter to work in Fayetteville and cover news across Northwest Arkansas.  Our reporters gather all necessary information and resources for a wide range of news stories.  Curiosity is a must.  We’re looking for a creative, storyteller with solid writing skills. You must be a motivated self-starter who is willing to hustle and enterprise stories.  The right candidate will be able to gather, write and web publish multiple stories a day.  Web publishing skills and non-linear editing skills are a big plus.

Core Job Functions:

  • The ability to turn a wide range of hard news stories quickly
  • Develop and maintain meaningful contacts
  • Must be able to come up with new story ideas everyday
  • Works with photographer to tell visual stories with compelling interviews and natural sound
  • Writes, produces and prepares assigned news stories for air, including the delivery of those stories on tape or live from the scene
  • Daily web posting, tweeting and blogging
  • Performs all other duties as assigned
  • Flexible work schedule

 

Minimum Knowledge Skills & Abilities:

Ability to speak and write standard English.  One-to-two years experience in TV reporting and news gathering. Ability to use a personal computer, manipulate digital video and non-linear editing skills are important.  Final Cut Pro and ENPS experience is a big plus. The ability to type 35 wpm.  Must possess a valid State Driver’s License (or be able to get one).

Education Requirements:
A four year degree in liberal arts or journalism is preferred and/or two years WORK experience.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to use radios, audio equipment, telephones, etc. in newsgathering. Must be able to work outdoors in all kinds of extreme weather conditions. 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.

Submit your resume, application and references to Bill Cummings, News Director, KFSM-TV, 4201 North Shiloh Drive, Suite 169, Fayetteville, AR 72703 or e-mail jobs@kfsm.com.  No phone calls please.

KFSM-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer