POSITION: Reporter/Video-Journalist FT
DATE AVAILABLE: Immediately
HIRING MANAGER: Bill Foy, Director of News
POSITION SUMMARY: The Reporter/Video-Journalist position is primarily responsible for gathering and reporting news, as well as shooting and editing news, sports, and special features. This person must display high journalistic standards and be prepared to cover stories alone which will require using effective interviewing techniques. The individual will participate in the public affairs of the station and must be a good communicator, work well with others, and take direction from management regarding job performance and reporting/shooting/editing style, technique, and content.
ESSENTIAL JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced Education in the field of Broadcast Journalism which has given the applicant the ability to perform the required functions of the job or equivalent broadcasting work experience, which has prepared the applicant to perform the required functions of the job. Demonstration of skills by performance in audition or aircheck, supported by references and pre-employment interviews. Available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and for extended periods of overtime, if needed. Able to control high stress periods and heavy workload. Valid Virginia Driver's license within 30 days of employment. Knowledge of journalistic standards as they relate to on-air presentation of news stories. Accurate and comprehensive writing skills. Ability to act and react appropriately on camera. Ability to maintain professional personal appearance. Ability to lift and transport standard camera equipment. Available to travel overnight to off-site locations, including foreign destinations, for extended periods of time, if needed. Access to an automobile if needed for transportation.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please apply in writing to Director of Human Resources, WSET-TV, P. O. Box 11588, Lynchburg, VA 24506-1588. Applications may be obtained at the station from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or online at www.wset.com. No phone calls please! EEO/M/F.
ATTENTION NEWS APPLICANTS: Applicants for positions in the News Department should submit a non-returnable DVD resume tape with letter, resume, and references.