Political Reporter

Job Number: R50008609

Brand: Fox TV Stations

Job Type: Editorial

Location: Oakland, California

Job Posting Date: May 15, 2019

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox TV Stations

FOX Television Stations is one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 28 stations in 17 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Charlotte.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Seeking an experienced political reporter who has a passion for reporting on the issues affecting the Bay Area and the state of California to  provide original political reporting for KTVU FOX 2, KTVU’s digital sites and associated media partners. Gather information, write news stories for broadcast and digital, conduct taped and live video interviews and be able to present material in a compelling and engaging manner.  Must contribute to digital and social media efforts. Must be able to research and enterprise stories, cultivate sources, and work with the investigative team. Additional duties assigned as deemed appropriate and necessary.

 

Must have a broad working knowledge of federal and state politics and procedures, the court system, and municipal, state and federal government operations.  Must have strong knowledge of legal and ethical parameters of reporting for mass media.  Qualified candidates must have the ability to anticipate and quickly respond to major developments involving the political landscape and work under deadline.  Strong working knowledge of the technical aspects of television news production required, including digital and web-based newsgathering tools. Must possess knowledge of researching material essential to putting together comprehensive news stories.  Must be a strong writer and communicator and have demonstrated interview skills.  Bi-lingual Spanish/English a plus.  4–year college degree required with emphasis in Communications and Journalisms preferred.  3 - 5 years’ experience in a medium to large market is required.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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