WGAL TV, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Date Posted October 10, 2019
Industry TV Jobs
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WGAL, the Hearst Television NBC affiliate is looking for a Reporter that has the ability to generate story ideas, write to video, and do compelling live shots. We are looking for a strong, take-charge reporter who hits the ground running every day. The successful candidate loves breaking news and is highly competitive. We value strong enterprise reporting and we’re looking for someone who finds the stories that lead newscasts. In addition to credibility, poise, and personality; we’re looking for a reporter who isn’t afraid to head out into the field and break the big stories. We are looking for this market’s next leader who isn’t afraid to ask the tough questions, and will hold those in power accountable. We are looking for a versatile, enterprising self-starter who is fast, efficient, works well under tight deadlines, can develop sources, and has excellent live reporting skills.

Job Responsibilities:

• Regularly plans, gathers and assembles stories on day-of news or special project assignments

• Coordinates with news managers and producers to develop stories that go beyond surface details, that accentuate unique enterprise angles, and have exclusive content

• Develops a network of sources who provide tips, early access to information, and allow the reporter to break stories of significance

• Will contribute pictures, video and text updates to mobile platforms consistently throughout the day

• Can juggle multiple stories and projects at once, demonstrates exceptional time-management skills by meeting all deadlines under extraordinary pressure

• Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards

Experience Requirements:

• Past reporting experience (at least 2-5 years preferred)

• Demonstrates ability to enterprise and uncover impactful stories

• Your demo reel should be indicative of your everyday work

• Related military experience will be considered

Qualification Requirements:

• Strong writing and storytelling skills and ability to convey information in a clear, concise and conversational manner

Excellent live reporting skills and strong on-camera presentation skills

• Ability to operate mobile transmission devices and use latest technology

• Can work in all weather conditions and carry up to 50 pounds

• Has a valid driver’s license, and a clear driving record

• Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends as needed

• Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production

Strong research skills, including the ability to navigate online search engines


• Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent proven work experience

• Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and associated experience will be considered

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