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Reporter Mmkt

Cox Media Group

Jacksonville, FL
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Company Cox Media Group
Title: Reporter Mmkt
JobID: 179050
Category: Broadcast Programming and Production
Industry: Cox Media Group
Job Type: Full-time



What does the WOKV Morning News Reporter do for WOKV?
-arrives at 3:30am and works until 11:30am (hourly @ 40 hours per budget)
-responds to breaking news primarily between Midnight and 12pm
-identifies the Top Local Story using INET research results
-reports Top Local Story on Jacksonville’s Morning News (5am-9am live)
-reports Top Local Story during Midday and News at Noon (recorded or live)
-covers news events during mornings and through Noon
-posts Top Local Story on WOKV.COM via Methode (by 5am each day)
-engages listeners in discussion of top stories via WOKV.COM, Facebook, and Instagram
-actively contributes compelling video and photo content to WOKV’s Instagram from the field
-engages listeners on Top Local Story via Open Mic in the WOKV App.
-records video and takes pictures of breaking news/top stories throughout scheduled work day
-participates in daily news agenda meeting at 9am, helps to set Top Local Story for next day’s Morning News
-offers ideas for news story coverage beyond the Top Local Story
-communicates directly with PM Drive reporter on the handoff of stories/sound
-communicates changes in top story and updates story ideas through Assignment sheet
-develops key contacts with newsmakers in the community/statewide
-seeks out new angles to stories that have already been reported, updates stories
-makes regular beat calls/check-in with assignment desk at Action News
-is prepared to anchor newscasts on Jacksonville’s Morning News and Midday/PM Drive
-reports and anchors coverage of severe weather in the field (and sometimes in anchor chair)
-stays informed and up to date on local and national news stories of interest to the WOKV listeners.
-shares stories/voicers/wraps with other CMG properties through NewsBoss

-develops relationship with assignment desk at Action News, is available to cover breaking news for both WOKV and Action News during morning show. 


What specific types of expertise is the staff short on right now?
-a tenacious reporter who understands and executes our strategic action plan daily
-a reporter who embraces the engagement with listeners and its role in story-telling
-a reporter who is dedicated to using process story-telling and only great sound in daily reporting
-an enterprising thinker who creatively takes stories beyond the dial to social and digital platform
-a professional seeking to grow within the organization
How much experience must this individual bring to the job?
-up to one year experience in a newsroom setting

How much experience is preferred?
-at least two years experience as a reporter in radio, TV, multi-media
-Bachelors Degree in journalism or communications
In reviewing the position of Morning News Reporter, a superior candidate MUST have the skills to:
-make an emotional connection to the top story using creative writing and storytelling
-make quick decisions and respond to breaking news at a moment’s notice
-work quickly with digital and social media tools for fast delivery of top stories
-use process storytelling
-maintain a high level of energy and enthusiasm
-participate with news team on execution of our strategic action plan
In addition they should also be strong in their ability to:
-recognize and adapt to new technologies in daily news coverage
-step in to anchor Jacksonville’s Morning News or other scheduled newscasts
-actively participate in learning and training activities within the organization
-participate in/host long-form breaking news or severe weather coverage on WOKV
-collaborate with partners at Action News and other CMG partner stations

About Cox Media Group


Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, more than 60 radio stations, six daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications; and more than 100 digital sites and services, like,, Dawg Nation, SEC Country,, and All22. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm - Gamut, and Videa. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 31 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million newspaper readers, and more than 14 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at

Organization: Cox Media Group

Primary Location: US-FL-Jacksonville-8000 Belfort Pkwy

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing
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