Florida Capital Reporter Job at Fort Myers Broadcasting Co, Fort Myers, FL

  • Fort Myers Broadcasting Co
  • Fort Myers, FL

Job Description

Florida Capital Reporter

WINK News is Southwest Florida’s news leader and is committed to delivering accurate and timely news coverage to our community. We are currently seeking a talented and passionate Reporter/MMJ to report from Tallahassee, Florida, and cover state government and politics at the capital.

As a Reporter/MMJ focused on state government & politics, you will be responsible for researching, reporting, and presenting news stories related to the political landscape in Florida's capital, Tallahassee. This role requires a deep understanding of state government & politics—particularly as it impacts Southwest Florida.  The top candidate must have excellent reporting skills, and the ability to produce high-quality multimedia content for television, digital platforms, and social media. You must live and work in Tallahassee.

Key Responsibilities:
1. Research and Reporting:
- Stay informed about state politics, legislative developments, and key political figures in Tallahassee.
- Generate story ideas daily and conduct thorough research to gather accurate information on how legislative and political news in Tallahassee impacts Southwest Florida.
- Conduct interviews with government officials, lawmakers, and political experts.

2. Content Creation:
- Produce compelling news reports, live broadcasts, and video packages that inform and engage our audience.
- Write well-structured news scripts and articles for various platforms, including TV, web, and social media.
-Candidate able to write for print, while not a requirement, are especially welcome to apply.

3. On-Air Presence:
- Deliver on-air reports confidently and professionally.
- Present complex political topics in an easy-to-understand and engaging manner.

4. Multimedia Skills:
- Operate camera and audio equipment for field reporting.
- Edit video and audio content using industry-standard software.

5. Collaboration:
- Collaborate with the news team, producers, and editors to ensure accurate and timely news coverage.

6. Community Engagement:
- Attend political events and legislative sessions.
- Foster relationships with sources and community members.

7. Ethical Standards:
- Follow journalistic ethics and principles, including accuracy, fairness, and objectivity.
- Comply with company policies and standards.

- Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, or a related field.
- Proven experience as a reporter or journalist, preferably in political reporting.
- Strong writing and storytelling skills.
- Excellent on-camera presence and communication skills.
- Proficiency in video editing software and camera operation.
- Knowledge of Florida state politics and legislative processes is a plus.
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
- Valid driver's license and willingness to travel for news assignments.
- Commitment to upholding the highest journalistic standards.
-Must be a self-starter with a commitment to turning unique content daily.

Why Join WINK News:
- Be part of a dynamic and dedicated news team.
- Cover impactful stories in the heart of Florida's political landscape.
- Opportunities for career growth and development.

-Based on experience and qualifications.  

Full-time new hires: Eligible to participate in all Company benefit plans, including:
  • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance, and HSA 
    • 1 st of the month after 30 days employment
    • Subject to plan terms
  • Eligibility for company-paid benefits such as life insurance & EAP and employee-paid benefits such as short-term disability
  • PTO – Earned on Accrual Basis
  • Company-Paid Holidays
  • 401(k)
If you are passionate about government and political journalism and have a strong desire to inform and empower the community through accurate and engaging reporting, we encourage you to apply for the Reporter/MMJ position at WINK News in Tallahassee, Florida.

To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter, and a link to your demo reel or samples of your previous work.

WINK News is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the workplace. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.


Southwest Florida is often praised as being one of the healthiest and happiest places in the world with miles of white-sand beaches and a dynamic community. Broadcast Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are a drug-free and smoke-free environment.

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