1+ months
2018-07-132018-09-19

WFXT Boston 25 News is in search of a Traffic Reporter for station newscasts. The successful candidate will have experience in working with traffic mapping software to help alert viewers of breaking traffic news that impacts commutes, as well as communicating alternate routes around traffic tie-ups.The candidate should have a multi-platform approach to traffic, and is expected to be skilled at social media. Ideal candidates have at least 5 years’ experience as a reporter.Some anchoring experience is preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES

·Report on breaking traffic news for the station on all platforms

·Strong on-air and communication skills

·Ability to operate mapping software and traffic camera interface in fast-paced breaking news environment, while delivering reliable information

·Ability to find and quickly communicate alternate routes to audience

·Work collaboratively with Anchors, Meteorologists, News Managers, Producers, Assignment Editors and Digital Team

·Regularly post content and engage with audiences on social media platforms

·Make public appearances, representing the station in community events

·Work varying shifts including, days, nights, weekends, and holidays

·Other duties may be assigned

Qualifications


·A minimum of 5 years professional experience as a Reporter is preferred.

·Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university in Journalism or Communications preferred.

·Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

·Must be thoroughly professional in all aspects of journalism.

·Some anchoring experience is preferred



About Cox Media Group

Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers, and digital sites.  Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm - Gamut, and Videa. The company also offers a full suite of local and regional advertising services through its Local Solutions and Ideabar businesses. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly across all platforms.  For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Organization: Cox Media Group

Primary Location: US-MA-Dedham-25 Fox Dr

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Variable

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing

Categories

Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps. Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing companies, and Savings.com, a leading online source for savings. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 57 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 30 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million print and online newspaper readers, and more than 14 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.

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