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News - Reporter - KTVF

Fairbanks, AK

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About KTVF:
KTVF/KXDF/KFXF are the NBC, CBS and MyNetwork affiliated stations serving the interior of Alaska with award winning local news, great entertainment and public service to the Fairbanks community. KTVF and KXDF, our news producing stations, have been the launching point for many journalists and producers who have moved up in the ranks and are now successfully filling key roles in stations throughout the country.
Fairbanks, the gateway to the arctic, is a destination full of adventure. You can enjoy all four seasons from 85 degree summers with midnight sun to a winter full of snow, mushing and the aurora borealis. If you enjoy 4-wheeling, hiking, fishing, hunting, boating, camping, skiing, skijoring, or dog-sledding, then you might just love living and working in Fairbanks! The people of Fairbanks are friendly, hard-working and are very welcoming.
Job Summary:
The experienced candidate will collect and analyze information of interest including crime, government and breaking news and broadcast gathered information to the public via KTVF (NBC), KXDF (CBS), and station social platforms.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Research, gather, and provide news and information in the most accurate, appealing, timely and creative way using all sources
Enterprise hard-news, research-driven pieces under tight deadlines
Develop and maintain sources of information and knowledge about assignments
Write and produce stories for daily newscasts and website
Coordinate with producers to ensure story accuracy and determine the best presentation of reports
Post and regularly update stories and other material on the web, often remotely while traveling
Make regular beat checks
Conduct interviews in the field and on-set
Report “live” on the scene
Anchor live newscasts, as assigned
Ability to travel for assignments, as needed
Must update social media sites daily, including Facebook, to report stories and interact with viewers
Participate in story selection process through meetings, regularly contribute story ideas
Represent the station at public events
Must be able to utilize non-linear editing equipment (additional training is available)
Present TV stories in alternative and creative ways that emphasize storytelling techniques
Possess a broad and working knowledge of the viewing area, including people, places, things, and history
Enterprise, produce, and edit packages
Demonstrate sound news judgment, collaborate with others to present the story in the best way
Ability to shoot television video and edit as a one-man band. Must be able to utilize non-linear editing equipment on a daily basis or as needed.
Communicate with the web staff and other appropriate staff members during breaking news
Follow clothing and appearance guidelines
Writes and posts digital stories with text, video and photos, as needed
Work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed
Performs other incidental and related duties as assigned • College degree is required. Journalism or related field is preferred
Must hold a valid driver’s license and a good driving record
Experience shooting with cameras and non-linear editing
live reporting skills required, ability to ad-lib during breaking news
Ability to do active and involved live shots and standups
Strong on-camera presentation skills required
Excellent interview and communication skills
Must be able to write in a clear, concise, and conversational manner
Strong research skills, including the ability to navigate online search engines
Strong initiative and attention to detail is required
Basic computer knowledge including newsroom software, Microsoft applications and Internet use
Ability to work well with others and independently with limited supervision
Basic knowledge of newsroom software such as ENPS or Newsking
Demonstrate solid news judgment and journalistic ethics
Must possess web writing skills and basic knowledge of web posting software
Basic knowledge of social media Excellent
Ability to break-out stories with extensive anchor tags
Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving in a manner that will work well with co-workers, supervisors, and customers
Must enterprise hard-news, research-based stories at daily news meetings
Stay current with national and local news/weather
Ability to shoot/edit video, ability to work as a “one man band”
Meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure
Must have the desire to be at work during big breaking news, weather coverage and special events
Must be able stand for long periods of time
Ability to lift and carry 25-50 lbs. for short distances. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to walk, stand, use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and talk and hear. Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility
Exposure to extreme atmospheric conditions will be encountered. Significant work in all weather conditions is to be expected
Schedule alterations should be expected as a news employee

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