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All-Platform Digital Reporter - WBKB-TV

ABOUT OUR MISSION In 1974, four Air Force veteran broadcasters who served together in Europe built WBKB-TV. In doing so we launched the first and only local television service in Northeast Michigan. Our communities have come to rely on WBKB-TV and its digital platforms for timely local news coverage that matters to them, timely weather forecasts focused on the northeast and local sports up-close. Nearly 50 years later, WBKB-TV’s tradition as a vital community resource is growing.

Over the decades, many dedicated and talented individuals have left their mark on our station and the communities we serve. They’ve gone on to fulfill their own dreams. From time to time, WBKB has or expects to have vacancies in our Award Winning News Department that could be just the thing to grow your career. Apply now for one of these outstanding career opportunities with WBKB-TV and its platforms.

Awaiting you are OPPORTUNITIES. CHALLENGES REWARDS. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer offering A two year contract with INCENTIVE BONUSES Paid Vacation Paid sick leave Medical Insurance

ALL-PLATFORM DIGITAL REPORTER:

 We’re hiring an individual with an insatiable curiosity about the people and issues in our community. This individual will join a team whose work together makes our communities a better place to live, and makes us better journalists.

JOB DESCRIPTION: This full-time position calls for self-starters who work effectively alone, or in a team structure to develop story ideas and produce content for WBKB and our digital platforms. You’ll be working in a team environment, thinking through stories for coverage. You’ll be expected to gather, write, shoot and edit video, produce and report stories for live broadcast on-air as well as for the internet, mobile and social platforms, and perform other duties as may be assigned. Typically, you’ll be handling multiple stories daily from the field or in the studio. You also may have opportunities to substitute anchor, and conduct longer-form interviews.

Requirements (Experience, Education, Etc.):    In applying for this position, we require:

• an understanding of Michigan’s geography and natural resources
• college undergraduate degree in one of these fields: journalism, communications, political science
• samples of your reporting on television/cable newscasts (university student broadcasts are acceptable)
• samples of stories you’ve written and published to social platforms or website
• examples of your ability to work independently
• no less than three references
• valid license and a good driving record

How to apply:    employment@wbkb11.com

Equal Opportunity Employer

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Location : Alpena, MI

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