• Reporter

    Location US-MO-Kansas City
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/10/2018 5:21 PM)
    Job ID
    News Operations
  • Overview


    WDAF FOX4 News seeks a high energy news reporter hungry to find original content and own the big story.  Ideal candidate thrives on reporting breaking news, aggressively pursues hard news stories, and turns a wide range of enterprise stories because of their meaningful contacts.   Consumer or Investigative experience a plus.


    We want a team player who can become a leading personality while ad-libbing with ease, going LIVE, and finding interesting ways to present stories to engage viewers.


    This is an outstanding news operation and we want leaders and doers who can think for themselves while executing our “Working for You” brand – focusing on providing more context and digging deeper to find that viewer benefit.  Reporter should be well versed in social media practices on multiple platforms and able to engage viewers on a daily basis.    



    Reporter will execute assignments following the direction of the News Managers and Producers


    Timely and effectively report on newscasts, develop contacts, find and enterprise stories to WDAF standards, report those stories in a fair and balanced fashion that avoids litigation.


    Reporter must be a strong communicator who keeps us briefed on story developments, live location and makes slot


    Reporter must know social media platforms and understand what type of content to post. Candidate will be expected to make public appearances and promote WDAF when asked


    Work closely with other members of the station team in planning, preparation, writing scripts, editing copy and creating show rundowns.


    This is not necessarily a list of all responsibilities, skills and duties or working conditions of the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, emergencies arise, special projects, or technology changes, etc.



    2+ years of reporting experience and a Bachelor’s Degree


    Strong writing and spelling skills, solid news judgment, accuracy and knowledge of current events in Kansas City a plus


    Highly professional with a strong work ethic, ability to perform in a variety of indoor and outdoor conditions, flexibility for when news breaks.  Manage tasks and resources necessary to complete daily duties without assistance or direct supervision. Communicate and relate well with other members of the station team including Producers, Photographers, Executive Producers, digital department, and with a television viewing audience.


    Must be effective on the street with an engaging on camera presentation, strong writing, storytelling and News judgment.


    Sufficient technical knowledge to be able to work with multiple computer programs


    Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

    Must be willing to submit to a background check and have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.


    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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