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Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.

Morning News Reporter

Publishing and Broadcasting

News Anchor


Bakersfield, California, United States

KBAK/KBFX is looking for a reporter for our weekday morning show. You must be an excellent storyteller! If you are a morning person with a great personality and strong storytelling skills then this is a great opportunity for you! We want someone who has the energy and creativity to do compelling live shots for 4 hours of live morning news each weekday. This person will general assignment report following the morning newscast.

Job Skills and Experience:

  • Must be a strong writer
  • Sharp wit
  • The ability to work well with others
  • A self-starter who can generate his or her own story ideas on a daily basis
  • Above-average organizational skills
  • Exemplary communication skills
  • Collaborate with Producers and Executive Producers to generate franchise and segment content including researching and setting up interviews
  • Develop and maintain a network of news sources providing access to exclusive local stories
  • Leverage relationships within the community for the purpose of developing connections that lead to enterprise storytelling
  • Active engagement on social media is required
  • Perform field reporting, fill-in for other shows and other temporary assignments

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Ability to work the early morning shift
  • Previous reporting experience is preferred
  • Considerable live shot experience is preferred
  • Previous experience working in a team environment is a must
  • Ability to plan and organize, set priorities, and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable being live daily in our morning newscasts is required
  • Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience

While applying online, please include a link to your online demo reel. Applications without a link to an online demo reel will not be considered.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

The hourly compensation range for this role is $17.00 to $17.60. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidate’s relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location. Full-time positions are eligible for benefits that include participation in a retirement plan, quarterly and annual incentive plan bonuses, life and disability insurance, health, dental, and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, 15 paid vacation days, 2 paid personal days, 9 paid holidays, 40 hours of paid sick leave, parental leave, and employee stock purchase plan.