Political Reporter, Req.

Phoenix, AZ
Posted: 2018-11-27


ABC15 in Phoenix, Arizona is looking for a creative Political Multimedia Journalist to research, write, produce, plan, and edit stories across station platforms. The right candidate will be an innovative thinker who can help us grow the ABC15 Political brand into an on-air and digital destination across Arizona.

The role requires a journalist who can enterprise stories in both short and long form, and in many different formats, including using text, video and data visualization.  This role is behind the scenes; off camera. Our Beat Journalists use many different types of technology to quickly distribute stories to digital and on-air platforms, either from the field or within the ABC15 newsroom.

The Perks at ABC15:

  • A #thinkDIFFERENT culture that values new ideas, and actually acts on them.
  • One of the most beautiful TV station buildings youll ever work within!
  • Voted BEST news website and BEST evening newscast in the Valley. We love to win, but we dont brag (too much).
  • A place where your work gets seen and interacted with by millions of people each and every month.
  • 300 sunny days each year, along with the best "winter" youll ever experience!
  • A culture that values leaders at every level and puts a premium on promoting from within.
  • Generous paid time-off policies that start from day one.
  • A commitment to YOUR health that includes full benefits and annual wellness programs.
  • A place where you can feel proud of where you work, knowing the stations commitment is to take action for our community and make Arizona a better place to live.


  • Enterprises daily stories to develop content that actively engages a cross-platform audience.
  • Gathers and verifies facts through interviews, observation, and research.
  • Organizes material, determines slant or emphasis, and writes stories according to format standards.
  • Shoots video and still photos to illustrate stories.
  • Edits, or assists in editing, videos for all multimedia platforms.
  • Assists with on-air and online production of material.


Education & Experience/Certifications:

  • 2-3 years’ experience in political journalism, with a preferred BA in Journalism
  • Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills.
  • Proficient at posting content to various websites.
  • Computer literacy required, with a preference for newsroom computer systems.
  • Videography and non-linear editing experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment.
  • Edit video on Final Cut Pro editing systems, or similar equipment.
  • Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Operates with considerable latitude. Independently performs assignments to results expected. Determines and develops approach to solutions.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves complex problems.
  • Identifies key barriers/core problems and applies problem-solving skills to deal creatively with complex situations.
  • Receives technical guidance only on unusual or complex problems or issues.
  • Advanced knowledge of organizations technologies and practices.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.


To apply for this position, please visit us at our External Career Center: https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=1060841&d=External and search for requisition #15071.


Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer