Reporter - General Assignment

NPG of Idaho and VistaWest Media, which operate KIFI Local News 8 (ABC) and KIDK Ch. 3 Eyewitness News (CBS), are in need of a reporter, who can not only relay the facts, but can tell a good story.

We are looking for a general assignment reporter who can report on hard and soft news  This person needs to be a self-starter who has high-energy and leadership skills.

The job requires you to write, shoot and edit your own reports and be responsible for covering a regional beat.  You will also create and update stories for our websites. 

NPG of Idaho is the #1 news organization in the market and is committed to providing the best news content for eastern Idaho and western Wyoming.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Gather facts, shoot, write, produce, edit and present stories as assigned.
  • Maintain contacts with assigned beats and contribute story ideas and suggestions.
  • Follow up on stories to find new developments.
  • Maintain a good knowledge of local events and issues.
  • Seek out newsworthy people and events.
  • Represent the station at public events.
  • Rewrite and contribute stories to the station's websites.
  • Work weekends.

You will work with some of the highest digital technology in the market, including Sony XDCAM HD cameras, HD editors, ENPS and three live trucks.

Candidates should have a four-year degree in communications, journalism or a similar field. They must also have experience in reporting news either from a professional broadcast news station or a well produced college or university program.

This reporter is a one man band, meaning you will be required to carry a camera and all of its gear when covering a story.

If you have what it takes to tell great stories and work under pressure, send us your resume/audition reel through email at or send a DVD to:

Curtis Jackson
News Director
1915 N. Yellowstone Hwy.
Idaho Falls, ID   83401

NPG of Idaho is an EOE.  Employment is contingent upon passing a drug screen and background check.   When applying for this position, please note your referral source.

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