Posted: July 2, 2024

Local News Reporter

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere


WGAL News 8, the Hearst-owned NBC affiliate in the Lancaster-Harrisburg-Lebanon-York, PA market, is looking for a dedicated reporter who has the ability to effectively generate and cover the most important stories of the day, write to video, and produce compelling and creative live shots. This market is rapidly growing, vibrant, and home to a wide variety of industries and cultures with a high quality of life and easy access to many major northeast cities.  We are looking for a strong, take-charge reporter who hits the ground running every day. The successful candidate loves breaking news and is highly competitive. We value strong enterprise reporting and are looking for someone who finds the stories that lead newscasts.  In addition to credibility, poise, and personality, our reporters are newsroom leaders who work well in a team environment. They write and edit scripts with conversational communication in mind. We are looking for a versatile journalist with a passionate understanding of multiplatform storytelling; someone who has experience and knowledge of digital content production and the professional use of social media. Our next reporter should be a self-starter who is fast, efficient, works well under tight deadlines, can develop sources, and has excellent newsroom skills. You will report to the News Director.
Job Responsibilities:
Plan, gather and assemble stories on day-of news or special assignments
Work with the team to gather and edit compelling video and captivating sound
Post story content on the station website and social media platforms regularly
Coordinates with news managers and producers to develop stories that go beyond surface details, accentuate unique enterprise angles and contain exclusive content
Develop a network of sources who provide tips, early access to information, and allow the reporter to break stories of significance
Collaborate with photojournalists to craft visually innovative stories that set their work apart from the rest of the market
Conceptualize visual and creative live shots
Can juggle multiple stories and projects at once, demonstrates exceptional time-management skills by meeting all deadlines under pressure
Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
In-person attendance required
2-3 years of newsroom experience preferred
Strong writing and storytelling skills
Ability to operate latest technology
Can work in all weather conditions and carry up to 50 pounds
Able to work varied shifts
Bilingual experience is a plus
Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production
Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military/DINFOS training and experience will be considered
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At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That’s why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.


Hearst’s benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As a Hearst employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.

Medical | Dental | Vision
401(k) matching
Emotional Wellness Support
Paid Time Off
Paid Parental Leave
LGBTQ+ Health Services
Additional benefits to meet your and your family’s needs

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