Reporter/Anchor - WFTV Orlando


Orlando, FL, US, 32801

Location: FL-Orlando-South

Job Title:  Reporter/Anchor - WFTV Orlando


Position Overview

WFTV Orlando is in search of an enterprising news Reporter/Anchor who loves breaking news and telling valuable local stories. The successful candidate loves to cultivate their sources, wants to be the lead story in the newscast, and hates getting beat. The seasoned journalist should love to dig for extra information, excel at reporting live in the field, and be comfortable in developing situations. The ideal Reporter candidate is expected to be skilled at using social media to gather information on stories, and to break stories.   

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Report for station's newscasts on all platforms 
  • Confidently ad-lib in unscripted news scenarios 
  • Strong on-air and communication skills in Breaking News coverage in the field  
  • Excel at breaking and enterprising significant, local stories and building sources within the community 
  • Strong live presence in the field with a focus on performing active liveshots 
  • Work collaboratively with News Managers, Producers, and Content Center team 
  • Write stories for air and digital platforms 
  • 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 

Minimum Qualifications

  • A minimum of 3 years of reporting preferred 
  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university in Journalism or Communications 
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions 
  • Must be thoroughly professional in all aspects of journalism 
  • Must be well read on current affairs and have a wide range working knowledge and understanding of general interest subjects 
  • Must be able to follow all station policies 
  • Must have a valid driver's license and clean driving record

About Cox Media Group
CMG Media Corporation (d/b/a Cox Media Group) is an industry-leading media company with unparalleled brands, award-winning content, and exceptional team members. CMG provides valuable local and national journalism and entertainment content to the people and communities it serves. The company's businesses encompass 14 high-quality, market-leading television brands in 9 markets; 49 top-performing radio stations delivering multiple genres of content in 10 markets; a Washington, DC news bureau; and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's TV portfolio includes multiple primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. For more information about CMG, visit

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Nearest Major Market: Orlando