• Reporter/Anchor

    Location US-TN-Memphis
    Posted Date 6 days ago(12/5/2018 1:10 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-48634
    Category
    News Operations
  • 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.  That person must also present the news in a personal and polished style.  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. Builds relationships in the newsroom and the community
    4. Turns stories on deadline that are fair, accurate and engaging to the audience.
    5. Presents those stories on live television – whether on the anchor desk or in the field -- in an energetic, conversational and creative style
    6. Posts, engages and promotes on a variety of social platforms, and other digital platforms that have yet to be invented.
    7. Cultivates curiosity
    8. Relishes personal responsibility, including learning new things and adapting to change as the world and the industry evolve.
    9. Works well in a team environment.
    10. Refuses to give up, even when people aren’t returning telephone calls.
    11. Protects the reputation and integrity of self and that of the station.
    12. Welcomes coaching and constructive criticism without rolling up into a ball or becoming hostile.
    13. Understands and enjoys the privilege of representing the station at community events.

     

    Qualifications

    Minimum Knowledge Skills & Abilities:

    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 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 unauthorized restriction to work in the United States.

     

    Education Requirements:

    A four year degree in liberal arts or journalism is preferred 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:   No calls please.

    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

     

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

     

    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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