Political Producer/MSJ-12563

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere




FOX43 is seeking an experienced political reporter/producer to spearhead political coverage across the capital city and the region. The ideal candidate is passionate about politics, knows how to maneuver at the State Capitol, can thrive in a scrappy environment and has a competitive edge. We are looking for someone who is authentic, engaged, social media savvy and wants to be a leader not only in our newsroom, but also our community. You should excel at breaking down complex subjects into stories that are easily digestible to our viewers.


  • Develop and pitch story ideas with a focus on local and state politics and elections
  • Cultivate a wide network of sources in the political sector
  • Write, shoot and edit news stories for television, mobile and social platforms
  • Deliver breaking news stories to viewers and engage audiences through all facets of social media
  • Post on your station social media pages multiple times a day and have an active presence on Twitter and Facebook
  • Write digital stories and post to CMS
  • Ensure objectivity and fairness in coverage, sensitivity to community expectations and balanced content
  • Produce stories/specials, as requested by newsroom managers
  • Connect with local communities by meeting with local groups and representing FOX43 at important events in and around Harrisburg
  • Other duties as assigned




  • Minimum 2-5 years of experience, preferably as a Reporter
  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • Ability to shoot and edit
  • Strong writing and editorial skills
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news events in a multi-platform environment
  • Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter and Facebook and a keen eye toward what's trending locally and nationally.
  • Strong understanding of the tenets of professional journalism
  • Knowledge of ENPS and Edius a plus
  • Travel: Rarely: less than 10%
  • Work Environment Set: Outdoors: performed in various outdoor environmental conditions
  • Physical Demands Set: Light work: Involves sitting most of the time, walking, lifting, bending, standing, etc.



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