Live Desk Reporter (Morning News)
at Sinclair Broadcast Group

Date Posted: 10/19/2019

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!

 

KBAK/KBFX is looking for an experienced Live Desk reporter for our weekday morning show. If you are a morning person with a great personality and breaking news coverage skills, then this is a great opportunity for you! We want someone who has the energy and creativity to create compelling coverage of local and national events in-studio for 4.5 hours of live morning news each weekday. You must be creative, a strong writer, a good communicator, possess great live and unscripted storytelling skills, and have solid news judgement. Our morning reporters are also expected to turn packages for later newscasts and provide daily social media content. 

Duties include:

  • In-studio reporting on breaking and developing local and national stories
  • Reporting breaking news using live feeds from SBG and network affiliates
  • Working closely with producers to monitor developing stories nationwide and bring them to our viewers
  • Work with video editors to bring compelling visuals to in-studio reporting
  • Use digital & social media platforms to report breaking and developing stories both locally and nationally

Requirements:

  • Proven knowledge and experience working with current media creation tools and contemporary newsroom systems
  • Strong writing and copy editing skills are a must
  • Strong delivery of unwritten & ad-libbed news content
  • Four-year degree in journalism or equivalent experience
  • Must be able to work well under deadline pressure

While completing the online application, please include a web link to your work.  Web links are highly preferred. If you do not have a web link, please apply online and then send resume and non-returnable DVD to:

KBAK

1901 Westwind Drive

Bakersfield, CA 93301

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…