Lead Reporter (WKBW-TV)


Please apply at www.scripps.com/careers

Primary Purpose

WKBW-TV is looking for a Lead Reporter for our newsroom.  The Lead Reporter provides the station with top level reporting for multiplatform distribution. The Lead Reporter will provide guidance to new reports at the location.

Key Activities

  • Generate ides for stories for multiple platforms
  • Prepare a factual story to impart the information to the public
  • Research stories through personal contacts, the internet and other sources deciding the best angel and approach for the story
  • Collaborate effectively with News, Promotion, Production and Engineering on daily broadcast, special projects and online coverage
  • Participate in community events
  • Build a network of informational sources to provide exclusive stories for the Scripps brand.
  • Meet all production deadlines
  • Complete other duties as assigned


Education & Experience/Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in Journalism (or related field)
  • 5+ years’ experience in television reporting

Skills & Abilities

  • Strong communication skills, oral and written
  • Storytelling ability
  • Promote teamwork attitude with station employees
  • Exceptional on-air personality
  • Multitask multiple stories
  • Advance ability in critical thinking

 Work Environment

  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds

 Additional Requirements

  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds.
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.

About Scripps

The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. With 33 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. Scripps runs an expanding collection of local and national journalism and content businesses, including Newsy, the next-generation national news network; podcast industry leader Midroll Media; and fast-growing national broadcast networks BounceGritEscape and Laff. Scripps produces original programming including "Pickler & Ben," runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way."