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Reporter/First Responder I

Cox Media Group


Location:
Dayton, OH
Date:
09/20/2017
2017-09-202017-10-19
Job Code:
1714718
Cox Media Group
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Job Details

Company Cox Media Group
Title: Reporter/First Responder I
JobID: 1714718
Category: Broadcast Programming and Production
Industry: Cox Media Group
Job Type: Part-time

Description

Job Title: Multi Media First Responder-Part Time
The Multi Media First Responder is an experienced news gatherer, a news hound, who must be nimble, flexible and quick-thinking. The First Responder strives to be the first to safely arrive on the scene of breaking news—and is expected to obtain information, interviews, compelling visuals (video and stills), as well as audio for use on television, in print, on radio, on digital and in social media. The First Responder must possess the ability to quickly assess a situation and relay that information to the Breaking News Team as they gather content.  The First Responder must be a multi-tasker  with a keen sense of urgency required to meet the peak times and deadlines of each of all platforms. The First Responder must not only be able to use multiple technology tools, programs and apps to gather and provide: radio phoners/audio interviews, quick cell phone photos, print-quality photographs, cell video for digital, live video and broadcast quality video for live television newscasts.

Qualifications

Requirements
  • Prefer at least one year of professional news videography and/or photography experience
  • Displays a strong sense of urgency, high energy and tenacity to report on breaking news.
  • Displays ability to remain calm while working under pressure; the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously to meet the needs of platforms.
  • Ability to work any hours on this 24-7 team, including overnights and weekends, days and evenings
  • Develops and nurtures important sources quickly, building relationships that result in scoops.
  • Excellent news judgment, ability to assess a breaking news scene quickly, communicate details with desk.
  • Works closely with breaking news staff to respond to assignments, but will often be self-directed.
  • Uses time effectively and efficiently, meets deadlines, produces a volume of work for all platforms.
  • Is flexible in shift starting times and work locations.
  • Demonstrates ability to use technology—Live U, editing apps, live streams for TV/digital, professional TV video camera, DSLR camera, 360-degree camera, smartphone, hand-held scanner, IFB communication technology, GPS and paper maps to navigate scenes quickly.
  • Geographical knowledge of Dayton streets and Montgomery, Greene, Clark, Preble, Darke, Champaign, Logan, Shelby, Mercer, Miami, Auglaize, Warren, Clinton and Wayne (Ind.) counties.
  • Possesses basic understanding of police procedure in Ohio.
  • Possesses understanding of access and libel laws in Ohio.
  • Possesses basic photography/videography skills or ability to learn them quickly.
  • Collaborates effectively with others and communicates in a friendly, productive manner
  • Handles other assignments as needed, showing flexibility and adaptability.
  • Understands traffic laws and the need to exercise safety in responding to any news scene.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or 1-3 years of professional media experience preferred.
  • Requirements may change over time depending on technology and company priorities.


About Cox Media Group

 

Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers and non-daily publications; and digital sites and services, like Rare.us, Clark.com, Dawg Nation, SEC Country, Hookem.com, Mundo Hispanico, Southern Kitchen and All22. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm - Gamut, and Videa. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.



Organization: Cox Media Group

Primary Location: US-OH-Dayton-1611 S Main St

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Evening Job

Travel: No

Schedule: Part-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing
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