Political Reporter/MMJ

Political Reporter/MMJ

Website WSFA 12 News WSFA 12 News

WSFA 12 News


WSFA 12 News is searching for an Alabama Political Reporter to report live daily for the five Gray stations in Alabama. This dynamic reporter will lead our coverage of statewide/political news from the Alabama capital in Montgomery. The successful candidate must have at least two years of reporting experience and prior experience covering politics is a plus. The candidate must be a self-starter, be able to juggle many deadlines on air and online. The successful candidate will be the Alabama Political Reporter reporting daily on WBRC/Birmingham, WSFA/Montgomery, WAFF/Huntsville, WALA/Mobile, WTVY/Dothan, and WTVM/Columbus.


Duties/Responsibilities include, but not limited to: - Previous experience covering politics is preferred as well as interest in investigative and public policy journalism - Developing contacts, breaking stories, and developing investigations with statewide impact are a must - Candidates should have MMJ skills and a proven track record doing multiple live reports for all five stations daily - Time management is critical as is the ability to turn stories quickly for multiple newscasts - Some statewide travel will also be part of this job - The reporter will be expected to provide expert analysis of complicated statewide issues and will play a large role in election coverage - We have built a large social media following and expect this reporter to have demonstrable digital skills including experience writing long-form digital stories, working with Twitter followers and Facebook fans - This is a unique opportunity for a reporter looking to quickly make an impact on several market-leading news operations


Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or related field - 2+ years’ experience writing, producing, shooting, and editing video content for newscasts - Knowledge of Alabama Politics - Strong written and oral communication skills - Proficient with video, camera equipment, Edius Editing, ENPS, and Social Media - Self-motivated and highly organized


Desmond Wingard

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