Full-time Position, Available on: 2023-07-10

WGAL News 8, the Hearst-owned NBC affiliate in the Lancaster-Harrisburg-Lebanon-York, PA market, is looking for a dedicated full-time Reporter who has the ability to effectively generate and cover the most important stories of the day, write to video, and produce compelling and creative live shots. We are looking for a strong, take-charge reporter who hits the ground running every day. The successful candidate loves breaking news and is highly competitive. We value strong enterprise reporting and are looking for someone who finds the stories that lead newscasts. In addition to credibility, poise, and personality, our reporters are newsroom leaders who work well in a team environment. They write and edit scripts with conversational communication in mind. We are looking for a versatile journalist with a passionate understanding of multiplatform storytelling; someone who has experience and knowledge of digital content production and the professional use of social media. Our next reporter should be a self-starter who is fast, efficient, works well under tight deadlines, can develop sources, and has excellent newsroom skills.

Job Responsibilities:

Regularly plans, gathers and assembles stories on day-of news or special assignments
Works with the team to gather and edit compelling video and captivating sound
Post story content on the station website and social media platforms regularly
Coordinates with news managers and producers to develop stories that go beyond surface details, accentuate unique enterprise angles and contain exclusive content
Develops a network of sources who provide tips, early access to information, and allow the reporter to break stories of significance.
Collaborates with photojournalists to craft visually innovative stories that set their work apart from the rest of the market
Conceptualizes visual and creative live shots
Can juggle multiple stories and projects at once, demonstrates exceptional time-management skills by meeting all deadlines under pressure
Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
Required Skills

2-3 years of experience preferred
Strong writing and storytelling skills
Ability to operate latest technology
Can work in all weather conditions and carry up to 50 pounds
Able to work varied shifts
Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production

Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.
Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered.
At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That’s why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.

Hearst Television owns and operates 33 television and two radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more. The radio stations are leaders in Baltimore news/talk and rock music listenership. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry’s premier companies and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst.

Company: WGAL-TV

1300 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster, PA, 17603, US

Contact: Human Resources
(212) 887-6863