Sr. Reporter (60289) , WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel

Job description

Job ID: 43781

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel

The Florida Channel - located in Tallahassee, FL - produces 24/7, year-round coverage of all three branches of state government. Programming includes gavel-to-gavel coverage of a wide variety of state proceedings, along with daily news programs, documentaries, public affairs programs and segments covering issues of interest and importance to all Floridians. The programming is delivered statewide by satellite and is also available on the Internet.


Serves as a Senior Reporter for Capitol Update and News Brief and Producer/Reporter for Florida Crossroads and other TFC programming. Position is responsible for leading the production of story development for daily and weekly programs, gathering and analyzing information about newsworthy events, and assisting in proofreading content. These duties are in addition to the daily news gathering, reporting and editing responsibilities required. Must be able to function professionally independently and creatively in the production environment. Serves as back up Anchor for news programs.

Contributes to regularly occurring interstitial program segments and other programming formats. Establishes and maintains professional contacts with key Communications Directors in various agencies and departments, adheres to and implements generally accepted creative and technical principles of broadcast production.

Provides production and administrative support including but not limited to communicating the status of taped elements among tape operator, producer, editors and reporters, running teleprompter for various programs, and assisting front desk personnel. Ability to work a flexible schedule and travel as needed. Other Duties as assigned.


A Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, or related area and a minimum of three years reporting in a professional broadcast environment.

Strong writing and research skills.

Experience writing scripts on deadline.

Ability to think creatively and carry out specific program concepts with limited supervision.

On-camera experience.

Attention to detail; effective time-management and organizational skills.

Ability to work as part of a team on tight deadlines.

Ability to work a flexible schedule and travel as needed.

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with fast-changing situations are necessary; often in public.

A valid State of Florida or Georgia driver's license or the ability to obtain license upon hire.

To be considered, you MUST complete the two-steps in the "HOW TO APPLY" section. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.


Live shot experience.

Familiarity with Florida Government.

Experience with iNews.

Other Information

Applicants will be given story ideas and asked to file a sample report following interview.

Anticipated Salary Range

Dependent on education and experience.

Pay Plan

This is an USPS (University Support Personnel System) position.

Soft Money Funded Position

This position is time-limited based on soft money funding, with renewal contingent upon available funds and the needs of the University.


Monday through Friday, 9:00am-5:30pm; however, hours will vary and may include weekends and evenings. Flexibility is required.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested, complete the following two-steps to be considered:

STEP 1 - Complete the online application in its entirety at
* Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include work history and all education details (if applicable) even if attaching a resume.

STEP 2 - Send the required materials that follow by mail, email (addresses below) or attach to online application.

Note: Required materials electronically submitted should be a SINGLE PDF or Word document, in the order listed below. A mailed paper packet of the required materials should be clipped together and organized as listed below.
1) resume including employer references (include the title & work relationship of the person to be contacted);
2) personal contact information: phone number (include best days and times to contact) and email address;
3) writing sample;
4) link to video resume (samples within the past year)

Sr. Reporter, Job Opening ID 43781
WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
402 S. Monroe Street, Suite 901
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Email to: [email protected]

All candidates MUST complete the above steps to be considered.

Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

Veterans' Preference

Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, will receive preference and priority in employment and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. For information on who may be eligible for Veterans' Preference, go to, or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034.

IMPORTANT: In order to claim Veterans' Preference, applicants must upload a DD-214 (and other documentation, as applicable) with their online application prior to the closing date of the job opening.

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Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

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Posted: 10/29/2018
Application Due: 12/28/2018
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