KSBW Reporter

Website KSBW-TV

KSBW 8 (NBC) / Central Coast ABC / Estrella TV Costa Central, part of Hearst Television, is looking for a Reporter that has the ability to generate story ideas, write to video, and do compelling live shots.

Salinas, California, promotes itself as the “Salad Bowl of the World” as a tribute to the area’s colossal farming business that produces lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, broccoli, grapes for wine, and flowers.  There are many original Victorian homes and buildings that have survived since the late 19th century. As the metropolitan area spreads south, newer homes sit on large lots that accommodate horses and vineyards. But the heart and soul of Salinas is Oldtown, or Main Street, anchored on the north end by the National Steinbeck Center. The community is fiercely proud of the lack of chain stores downtown; instead, the families, students and couples who gather here to shop, eat, stroll the farmers market and attend movies or concerts all do so at locally owned, mostly mom-and-pop businesses.

We are looking for a strong, take-charge reporter who hits the ground running every day.

The successful candidate loves breaking news and is highly competitive.

We value strong enterprise reporting and we’re looking for someone who finds the stories that lead newscasts.

The Reporter is someone who can bring the energy of live reporting to our anchor desk. In addition to credibility, poise, and personality; we’re looking for a reporter who isn’t afraid to head out into the field and break the big stories.

We are looking for this market’s next leader who isn’t afraid to ask the tough questions, and will hold those in power accountable.

We are looking for a versatile, enterprising self-starter who is fast, efficient, works well under tight deadlines, can develop sources, and has excellent live reporting skills.

Job Responsibilities:

*Works with and guides reporters and producers in newscast production
*Regularly plans, gathers and assembles stories on day-of news or special project assignments
*Works with or without a photographer to gather and edit compelling video and captivating sound
*Coordinates with news managers and producers to develop stories that go beyond surface details, that accentuate unique enterprise angles, and have exclusive content
*Develops a network of sources who provide tips, early access to information, and allow the reporter to break stories of significance.
*Will contribute pictures, video and text updates to mobile platforms consistently throughout the day
*Can juggle multiple stories and projects at once, demonstrates exceptional time-management skills by meeting all deadlines under extraordinary pressure.
*Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
*In-person attendance is required

Experience Requirements:

*Past reporting experience (2-5 years) required
*Demonstrated ability to enterprise and uncover
*Your demo reel should be indicative of your everyday work
Please include a demo reel or link to demo.  Applicants without a demo will not be considered.

Qualifications Requirements:

*Strong writing and storytelling skills
*Ability to operate mobile transmission devices and use latest technology
*Can work in all weather conditions and carry up to 50 pounds
*Has a valid driver’s license, can drive large vehicles over long distances, and a clear driving record
*Ability to work varied shifts, including overnights and weekends
*Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production
*Bilingual a Plus


*Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.
*Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and associated experience will be considered.
*Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered.

Diversity Statement

At Hearst Television, we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That’s why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.


Hearst’s benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As a Hearst employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.

*Medical | Dental | Vision
*401(k) matching
*Emotional Wellness Support
*Paid Time Off
*Paid Parental Leave
*LGBTQ+ Health Services
*Additional benefits to meet your and your family’s needs

The estimated base salary range for this role is between $50,000 and $60,000. The actual base pay offered is dependent upon many factors, such as transferable skills, work experience, business needs, market demands and conditions, including geographic location where the work will be performed, and other factors permitted by law. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future.


Hearst Television (HTV) owns and/or operates 35 television and two radio stations serving 27 media markets across 39 states reaching over 22 million U.S. television households. HTV is recognized as one of the industry’s premier broadcasting companies and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service.

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