NBC Universal Reporter - KNTV in San Jose, California

Job Number 35330BR

Job Title Reporter - KNTV

Business Segment Owned Stations & Affiliate Relations

Sub-Business NBCUOTS - KNTV

Posting Category TV Content & Production

About Us NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province California

City San Jose


NBC Bay Area is looking for a self-starting, enterprise reporter. Applicants should be enthusiastic about breaking news, investigative journalism and be prepared to tell stories for both broadcast and digital. Qualified candidates should have at least 5 years’ experience as a reporter and should have a good understanding of the Bay Area. Spanish language skills are a plus.

Essential Functions

• Generate story ideas, research and set up the content and interviews, produce the content in the field, write and voice the story, and present the story live as scheduled on a designated newscast

• Perform on-air responsibilities for designated newscast programs

• Strong social media skills are a must. Applicant must have knowledge of how to source stories on social media. Applicants must also write and post stories for various digital platforms.

• Work with news producers, managers and photographers to conceptualize, write, edit, and produce station news packages. Produce additional video and graphic presentations as requested

• Contribute story ideas for key series pieces and lead stories for daily news programs. Research and write scripts for news content. Select video and coordinate the editing and graphic design production for material that appears on-air

• Communicate with news producers, assignment editors and managers regarding story development, progress in the field and/or breaking news stories

• Build relationships with the community and community leaders for the purpose of developing connections to story leads. Develop and cultivate contacts within the community for news stories. Cooperate with and support NBC News, Newschannel and other NBC owned stations

• Participate in station-sponsored events and all assigned special promotions projects


Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree

• Five years of experience as a television reporter

• Must have the ability to work any of a 24 x 7 shift

Eligibility Requirements:

• Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered

• Must be willing to work at the station in San Jose, CA

• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

• Must be 18 years or older

• Must have a valid Driver’s License

• Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends, holidays and overnights

Desired Characteristics

• Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications

• Experience as a General Assignment Reporter

• Excellent writing skills as well as very strong speech skills

• Able to ad-lib effortlessly in various types of situations, particularly breaking news

• Strong live reporting skills are necessary

• Able to handle working under the pressure of intense deadlines

• Possess the ability to work effectively with others in a team environment

• Demonstrated ability to enterprise, research and plan stories

• Demonstrated experience generating and producing news stories

• Prior experience delivering taped and live reports

• Can act decisively under stress and tight deadlines

• Ability to work flexible hours (including weekends) and to return to work in emergencies depending upon news coverage

• Prior experience reporting in a top 25 market

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