News Reporter
at Sinclair Broadcast Group

Date Posted: 6/2/2019

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!

WEYI / WSMH, the NBC and FOX affiliates in Flint, MI, is looking for a take-charge reporter! We are seeking a motivated, energetic, creative, and aggressive reporter who can think and perform outside the box. The ideal candidate will have a great work ethic and a can-do attitude. We are looking for someone who can win the big story every day, in a competitive news market! The person in this role will need to demonstrate great fact gathering and storytelling skills on all platforms, including on-air, online, social media, and mobile.

Job Responsibilities:

  • General assignment and live newscast reporting
  • Developing enterprise stories and source contacts
  • Developing story ideas and gathering information for newscasts

Required Experience:

  • Applicants must have a degree in journalism or a related field
  • Proven knowledge and experience working with current media creation tools and contemporary newsroom systems is required
  • Must have at least 2 years of experience as a reporter at a commercial TV station
  • Prior experience with iNews and nonlinear editing

Required Skills:

  • Strong writing and copy editing skills are a must
  • Must be able to work well under deadline pressure
  • Sound writing skills
  • The ability to manage deadlines, break stories, and develop sources
  • The ability to work independently is critical
  • Display outstanding news judgment

Please include a web link to your work. If you don’t have a web link, please send a non-returnable DVD to:

WEYI-WSMH TV

Attn: News Director

3463 W. Pierson Road

Flint, MI 48504

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

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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…