General Assignments Reporter
at Sinclair Broadcast Group

Date Posted: 1/12/2020

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!

Fox26 News on KMPH-TV seeks an EXPERIENCED General Assignments news reporter.  The experience requirements noted in our posting are not negotiable and we will not consider those who don’t have the required TV News reporter experience.  No exceptions.  Strong preference will be given to current SBG employees.  To be considered the candidate must submit a reel of work that shows a strong, active and involved, live presence and the ability to tell news stories by personalizing and asking strong questions.  Preference will be given to candidates who show work on their reel that demonstrates their ability to ask tough questions, and those who are experienced in advocacy reporting, “giving a voice to the voiceless and holding those in power accountable for their actions”.  The selected individual will, likely, work as an MMJ on the weekends and as a member of a reporter/photographer team during the week.

We offer a true, team-oriented, workplace.  We value critique and coaching, and we celebrate successes and personal growth.  The Fresno area is a strong, family-oriented, place to live and work.  If you like the outdoors than this is a paradise for you, with Yosemite National Park, the Giant Sequoias, Pacific Ocean beaches, and attractions such as Disneyland and the Golden Gate Bridge just a short drive away.

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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Job Requirements

Requirements:

  • Proven knowledge and experience working with current media creation tools and contemporary newsroom systems
  • Strong writing and copy-editing skills are a must
  • 2.5+ years of experience as a Reporter
  • Must be able to work well under deadline pressure

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…