Reporter I, Digital Community

Posted by Nexstar

Albuquerque, NM
Posted: 2020-06-25


Its fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they are doing!

KRQE News (Albuquerque, NM), a #DigitalFirst operation with a focus on delivering local content on a 24/7 basis across all platforms, is seeking a Digital Community Reporter to join the digital team in the news department. The Digital Community Reporter will produce original, engaging content for publication on our digital platforms.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reports well-written news stories with self-edited video for online, describing the background and details of the events.
  • Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories
  • Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information
  • Gatherers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions
  • Pitches stories to digital managers and digital producers which are relevant to the local community
  • Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
  • Discusses issues with digital producers and/or digital/news managers to establish priorities or positions
  • Checks reference materials such as public records, credible online sources, or news files to obtain relevant facts
  • Revises work to meet editorial approval
  • Shoots and edits news events and news reports
  • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
  • Maintains presence and engages professionally on social media


Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelors degree in Journalism, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Superior mobile multi-tasker with an understanding of how news is consumed in the digital environment
  • Digitally proficient and self-educating on new applications and tech
  • Must be able to shoot and edit video for digital reporting
  • Strong grammatical skills with a demonstrated ability to edit and self-edit
  • Comprehensive experience with content management systems and SEO
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize assignments
  • Valid drivers license and good driving record
  • Flexibility to work any shift and weekends

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The Digital Reporter must be able to conduct telephone or Internet video conversations, use email, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. In addition, the Digital Reporter must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movement is required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.


If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, youll enjoy your career with us!


Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer