Bi-Lingual News Reporter

Fort Myers, FL
Full Time
News
Experienced

WINK News-Southwest Florida’s news leader has an immediate opening for a bi-lingual news reporter. We are looking for someone who can research, news gather, shoot, write and edit for a quality news presentation on Univision in SWFL. Must have solid writing skills, sound news judgement, strong organizational abilities and capable of working with others in a fast-paced newsroom. Reporting experience in a television newsroom is preferred.

Responsibilities include:

  • Receive assignments or evaluate news leads and news tips to develop story ideas.
  • Organize material, determine slant or emphasis, and write stories according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
  • Shoots video and still photos to illustrate stories. Edit video on non-linear editing systems.
  • Edits, or assists in editing, videos for all multimedia platforms.
  • Work cooperatively with photographer assigned to story, if one is assigned.
  • Assist news producer in preparing newscasts.
  • Assist online staff in preparing for multimedia stories. 

MUST HAVE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism or related degree or equivalent years of experience
  • Minimum of two years of experience preferred
  • Computer literacy required, including newsroom computer systems
  • Videography and non-linear editing experience preferred
  • Knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment
  • Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills
  • Proficient at posting content to various websites
  • Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be able to carry and set up ENG equipment often weighing 50lbs.
  • Must be able to drive news vehicle to news story location, and to edit footage in confined areas/space.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.

Benefits:

Full-time new hires: Eligible to participate in all Company benefit plans, including:

  • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance, and HSA 
    • 1st of the month after 30 days employment
    • Subject to plan terms
  • Eligibility for company-paid benefits such as life insurance & EAP and employee-paid benefits such as short- and long-term disability
  • PTO – Earned on Accrual Basis
  • Company-Paid Holidays
  • 401(k)

 

Southwest Florida is often praised as being one of the healthiest and happiest places in the world with miles of white-sand beaches and a dynamic community. Broadcast Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are a drug-free and smoke-free environment.

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