• Reporter

    Location US-AR-Fort Smith
    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/18/2018 1:15 PM)
    Job ID
    News Operations
  • Overview

    KFSM (CBS) in Fayetteville and Ft. Smith Arkansas is searching for a talented storyteller to join our team.  We’re looking for a digger who can uncover leads in what was just named one of the top 5 best Places to Live in America by US News and World Report. We are home to the University of Arkansas and SEC Sports action. We have some of the most beautiful outdoor adventures you will find anywhere. If you lead by example… if you care about being fair and accurate… if you thrive in the live environment… let us hear from you. If you love the give and take of social media… let us hear from you.


    • Brings in story ideas everyday
    • Builds and maintains a list of sources
    • Builds relationships in the newsroom and the community
    • Turns stories on deadline that are fair, accurate and engaging to the audience.
    • Presents those stories on live television in an energetic, conversational and creative style
    • Posts and promotes those stories on the internet, social media, and other platforms and engages with our viewers.
    • Cultivates curiosity
    • Relishes personal responsibility, including learning new things and adapting to change as the world and the industry evolve.
    • Works well in a team environment.
    • Refuses to give up, even when people aren’t returning telephone calls.
    • Protects the reputation and integrity of self and that of the station.
    • Welcomes coaching and constructive criticism.
    • Understands and enjoys the privilege of representing the station at community events.



    Command of the English language. 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 preferred.  Should have working knowledge of the Internet and feel comfortable using computers and electronic newsgathering equipment. Must be willing to submit to a background check. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.


    Education Requirements:

    A four year degree in liberal arts or journalism is preferred and/or two years related 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.


    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Company Info

    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.

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