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Reporter, WLEX

The E.W. Scripps Company
Lexington, KY 40507
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WLEX, the Scripps NBC Station in Lexington KY, is seeking a Reporter to join our team. The Reporter is responsible for researching, writing, capturing visual content, and editing stories for multiple platforms.


  • Receive assignments or evaluate news leads and news tips to develop story ideas.

  • Gather and verify factual information regarding stories through interviews, observation, and research.

  • Organize material, determine slant or emphasis, and write stories according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.

  • Shoot videos and still photos to illustrate stories.

  • Edit, or assist in editing, videos for all multimedia platforms.

  • Appear on television when conducting taped interviews or narration.

  • Provide live reports from site of event or mobile broadcast unit.

  • Work cooperatively with Photographer assigned to story if one is assigned.

  • Assist News Producers in preparing newscast.

  • Assist online team in preparing for multimedia stories.

  • Report, write, capture quality visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms by deadline, such as internet and digital channels.


  • Bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism or related degree or equivalent years of experience.

  • Minimum of two years of related experience.

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

  • Valid driver's license and good driving record.

  • Proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.


  • Computer literacy, including newsroom computer systems.

  • Videography and non-linear editing experience preferred.

  • Knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment.

  • Edit video on Final Cut Pro editing systems, or similar equipment.

  • Strong broadcast and AP-style writing skills.

  • Proficient at posting content to various websites.

  • Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.


AtScripps, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that reflects the communities we serve.We are intentional about creating anenvironmentwhereemployees, our audiences and other stakeholders feel valued and inspiredto reach their full potential and make authentic connections. We foster a workplace culture that embraces each persons diversity, including the extent to which they are similar or different. Scrippsleaders believe thatan equitable and inclusive culture isnot only the right thing to do, it is a business imperative.Read more about our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion at scripps.com.


The E.W. Scripps Company(NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nations fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nations largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps 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.

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.

Posted: 2021-09-12 Expires: 2021-10-11
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