• Writer

    Location US-OK-Oklahoma City
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/7/2019 5:19 PM)
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  • Overview

    REPORTS TO:      News Managers (News Director, EP,

    Managing Editors, Assignment Manager, etc.)


    The primary purpose of the News Writer is to write and gather information for highly produced newscasts, to assist with Assignment desk duties and to periodically roll TelePrompTer for daily newscasts.


    1. Writes news stories for daily newscasts, produce opens and graphic elements for a highly produced newscast.
    2. Submits story ideas daily
    3. Must be available to work station promotion events
    4. Contributes recommendations on daily story coverage & special assignments
    5. Above average demonstrable writing and communications skills
    6. Ability to work under extreme pressure & deadlines
    7. Must keep up with local, state, national & international events.  Watch local TV news when possible.
    8. Must work individually, as well as part of a team
    9. Manage Assignment Desk overnight.  Must be able to hear scanners, answer phones and direct crews to news events
    10. Keep printer area supplied with paper & printers loaded with paper



    1. A proven journalistic talent for news writing.
    2. Ability to type quickly, operate police scanner, handle news telephones and other such equipment.



    This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, work load, rush jobs, special projects, technological developments, etc. Must be willing to submit to a background check. Must have unrestricted authorization to wrok in the United States.


    Apply by going to the link listed below and then filter the job search by location (US-OK-Oklahoma City). This will allow you to view all current postings for KFOR jobs. http://www.tribunemedia.com/careers/


    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 approximately 50 million households, national entertainment cable network WGN America, whose reach is more than 77 million households, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 54 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM, the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV, and Covers Media Group, an unrivaled source of online sports betting information. 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% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel.

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