General Assignment Reporter
at Sinclair Broadcast Group

Date Posted: 9/8/2019

Job Description

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country!  Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees.  Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair!  We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

13WHAM is looking for a take-charge General Assignment Reporter to help us continue to grow our daily newscasts! 

The general assignment reporter will cover a wide variety of local topics. This reporter shoots and edits video for newscasts and specials and gathers information and presents news and reports on-air and on digital platforms. The reporter is expected to cultivate sources and generate original reporting for all on-air and digital platforms.

We are seeking a motivated, energetic, creative, and aggressive reporter who can think and perform outside the box. The candidate should be able to develop story ideas and gather information for newscasts, have sound writing skills, a great work ethic, and a can-do attitude. The best person for this job will have excellent live shot skills and thrives on breaking stories.

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Requirements:

  • Must be able to shoot with an HD video camera and edit video using non-linear video editing equipment under deadline pressure
  • The ability to conduct effective interviews and gather information
  • Write stories under deadline pressure and appear on camera—both live and recorded
  • Hours: Must be available to work all shifts including early mornings, overnights, weekends, and holidays
  • Must be able to write stories for the station web sites in addition to posting to station social media sites like Facebook and Twitter

Skills & Experience:

  • Working knowledge of television news photography and technology
  • Two years’ minimum experience preferred including prior news reporting
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Creativity, resourcefulness, and strong organizational skills desired
  • The ability to work well with others is a must, along with a positive can-do attitude
  • Knowledge of the Rochester area is a plus
  • College degree with an emphasis in Broadcast Communications or Journalism preferred
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

Job Snapshot

About Us

Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! In addition, Sinclair is the leading local news provider in the country, as well as a producer of sports content. Sinclair owns a multicast network, four radio stations and a cable network. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. was founded in 1986, went public in 1995 and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol SBGI.

We believe Sinclair Broadcast Group’s people are our most important asset. Our teams make the critical difference in how we perform and their skills, talents and determination separate us from our competitors. Sinclair's success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of broadcasting and we need talented, dedicated, ethical professionals to do so. Our teams make the critical difference in how we perform and their skills, talents and determination separate us from our competitors. To be the best, you have to attract the best. This is why we provide opportunity for advancement, a challenging work environment, and a company culture with open communication and teamwork. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair!

We also offer excellent compensation and comprehensive benefits, including:

  • Company-sponsored medical/prescription, vision and dental plans
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Company-paid Life and Disability
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Education reimbursement
  • Vacation, Holiday, and PTO
  • And more…