WXIA is seeking an experienced Multiskilled Journalist to cover and add context around the biggest stories of the day in metro Atlanta and North Georgia. That definitely includes covering breaking news, but we want a reporter who can also look beyond spot news and press releases to pitch enterprise stories that impact our audience. This person must be able to deftly report on public safety issues and solutions, but just as easily cover stories related to traffic, education, and politics, along with stories exploring the explosive growth in the area. This individual will be reporting on air and online, so they must have a passion for creating content with smart and engaging live shots, dynamic and innovative storytelling, and memorable writing.
The successful candidate will be a self-starter who knows how to build relationships and trust. They will also understand the value of connecting in person to tell stories through the voices of our diverse community.
• Develop sources to make connections, break news, and craft unique enterprise story ideas
• Investigate leads and tips, conduct interviews, research stories, write, shoot, and edit news stories
• Approach content ideas with a cross-platform strategy – pitching and collaborating with this award-winning team of journalists for how a story lands most effectively on broadcast versus the station website and various social media platforms