News Reporter




WSYR-TV, NewsChannel 9, Syracuse, NY has an opening for a full-time news reporter. WSYR-TV is the dominant news organization in central New York.  We need a hands-on reporter, with the ability to shoot and anchor newscasts periodically.  The candidate must be ready to lead by example.  You must be a team player and community minded.  This is not an entry-level position.  A minimum two years’ experience is required.  A reporter reel is required for all applicants. The candidate must be flexible to work any shift.

• Presents news stories and other content for all on-air and digital platforms.
• Ensures that all news content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
• Writes and delivers news stories in a clear and concise manner.
• Ability to shoot and edit news events and breaking news events
• Edits video clips as assigned
• Ability to anchor newscasts periodically
• Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories
• Assists in writing, copy editing, researching, and coordinating news programming and other content.
• Conducts interviews with news personnel and others.
• Responds to breaking news and other urgent newsrooms situations as required.
• Participates in promotional activities including public appearances.
• Performs and produces special projects and other duties as assigned.
• Writes and airs live and taped content for and all WSYR-TV social media platforms.
• Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites.
• Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events.
• Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories.
• Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar, and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.
• Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects to isolate pertinent facts and details.
• Determines a story’s emphasis, length, and format, and organizes material accordingly.
• Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information.
• Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience, or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions.
• Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community.
• Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas.
• Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions.
• Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts.
• Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements.
• Produces and presents reports for all digital platforms.
• Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
• Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites.
• Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

• Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
• Fluency in English
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.
• Superior on-air presence
• Excellent news judgment with an expansive knowledge of local and national current events, history, newsmakers, and issues
• Experience guiding, directing, and motivating others.
• Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills.
• Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Ability to effectively listen to fully understand problems and communicate with a team to shape a solution
• Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
• Flexibility to work any shift


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