Senior Reporter

Senior Reporter

  • Full Time
  • Omaha

The E.W. Scripps Company, KMTV


KMTV 3 News Now Omaha is looking for an Senior Reporter to tell the most important stories in the market each day. This is not an entry level position. Instead, the station is looking for a star who every day can differentiate us from our competition through source-building, skill and storytelling.


This is an ideal position for a veteran reporter who wants to take the next step in his or her career.


This is a spot for someone who wants to lead newscasts nearly every day.


This reporter is responsible for researching, writing, capturing visual content and editing journalism stories for multiple platforms.


KMTV is one of the most innovative local newsrooms in the country. This position, like others here, has room for innovation at all turns. Candidates who see beyond the present, where audiences and businesses will move, will find a good home in our operation.


What You’ll Do Gathers and verifies factual information regarding stories through interview, observation, and research. Organize material, determines perspective or emphasis, and writes story according to prescribed editorial style and formatting standards Edit, or assist in editing, videos for all multimedia platforms Appear on television program when conducting taped interview or narration Give live reports from site of event or mobile broadcast unit Work cooperatively with photographer assigned to story, if one is assigned Assist news producer in preparing newscast Assist online staff in preparing for multi media stories. Report on a variety of subjects and write stories for broadcasts and sweeps pieces Shoot video and still photos to illustrate stories and for posting to online and social platforms Receive assignment or evaluates news leads and news tips to develop story ideas


What You’ll Need Bachelor degree preferred in Journalism (or related field) 5+ years’ experience in television reporting What You’ll Bring Strong communication skills, oral and written Storytelling ability Videography and non-linear editing experience preferred. Knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment. Edit video on Final Cut Pro editing systems, or similar equipment. Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills. Computer literate, including newsroom computer systems Proficient at posting content to various platforms Strong organizational, time management and problem solving skills Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment


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