General Assignment Reporter
at Sinclair Broadcast Group

Date Posted: 6/9/2019

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! 

WKRC-TV, Local 12 News, is seeking a take-charge General Assignment Reporter with strong on-camera reporting skills and great storytelling abilities to join Cincinnati’s #1 news team. The person we are looking for will have excellent news judgment and be able to develop sources to allow them to break major stories both on-air and online daily.  

Requirements: 

  • A college degree in journalism/mass communications or related field of study
  • Proven knowledge and experience working with current media creation tools and contemporary newsroom systems
  • Strong writing and copy-editing skills
  • Must be able to work under deadlines
  • Working knowledge of all social media platforms
  • A valid driver’s license and good driving record is required

Skills:

  • A strong writer
  • Someone with sharp wit and the ability to work well with others
  • A self-starter and who can generate his or her own hard news
  • The ability to lead story ideas on a daily basis
  • The ability to demonstrate enterprise reporting and creativity in story-telling
  • Exemplary communication skills

Experience:

  • Considerable live shot experience is a must
  • Previous experience working in a team environment is necessary
  • Must have five (5) years of on-air experience

 The work schedule for this role will include nights and weekends.

When applying online, please include a recent web link of your work. If you do not have a link to your work, please apply online and then send a non-returnable DVD of a recent newscast to:

WKRC

Attn: News Director

1906 Highland Avenue

Cincinnati, OH 45219

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…