Be a part of Omaha’s News Leader, KETV NewsWatch 7, and work in one of the most unique broadcasting facilities in the nation, the historic 7 Burlington Station. Located just south of downtown’s Old Market entertainment district, KETV is the #1 source for local news in Omaha and one of the top ABC affiliates in the country. Omaha is the hidden gem in America’s heartland. We may be known for our Zoo and the College World Series . . . but when you explore the city you’ll find so much more to do. There’s a reason Omaha is constantly ranked as one of the best and most affordable places to live.
KETV, Omaha's News Leader is looking for a television and digital on-air reporter to join our award-winning Hearst Television team at historic 7 Burlington Station. This position may include occasional anchoring opportunities. KETV NewsWatch 7 leads the way in breaking news, and investigative broadcast journalism. The ideal candidate is one who is skilled at "getting the scoop". We're looking for someone adept at breaking news live reporting, and in-depth investigative work. Our next reporter is one who enjoys challenging those in power, and who can partner with a photojournalist to tell compelling, visual stories. This is not an entry-level position. We're looking for someone with news experience who's ready to make a difference through the craft of journalism. This position will involve developing news contacts and connecting with members of the community to deliver exclusive reports. The winning candidate will be a self-starter who works efficiently under tight deadlines, and who can convey the essence of a story with great energy and brevity. We want a team member who is confident, accurate, and energetic.
- · Generating story ideas and daily participation in newsroom editorial meetings.
- · Daily reporting for television and digital platforms.
- · Live breaking news reporting from the scene of crimes, accidents or fires
- · The ability to produce engaging coverage of governmental and political issues
- · Past reporting experience (at least two years preferred)
- · A valid driver's license, and a clear driving record
- · Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends
- Solid research skills
- Strong writing and storytelling skills and ability
- Ability to speak and report extemporaneously,
- · Bachelor’s Degree or related military training in Broadcast Communications, Journalism, or related field is preferred
- · Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and associated experience will be considered.