Reporter - Naperville News

Reporter - Naperville News

Position Overview

NCTV17, an award-winning nonprofit community television station, is seeking a full-time salaried News Reporter to be a part of the local news team.

Our ideal candidate has professional commercial TV journalism experience and wants to focus on meaningful storytelling that matters to a hyperlocal audience. They’re a professional, ethical wordsmith with a penchant for producing videos on multiple platforms.

Why NCTV17

NCTV17’s mission is to create an informed, connected, and engaged community by telling local stories on air and online.

Our team is a group that cares about the community. Our top-down culture is supportive, collaborative, respectful, and friendly. We value creativity, curiosity, commitment, and compassion. We have a solid history of turning out strong journalists: learn where our alumni are now.

Naperville itself has a small-town feel with a strong volunteer spirit and community engagement while being the fourth largest city in Illinois.

NCTV17 is a hybrid work environment.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Conduct research and interviews to gather information for news stories and features
  • Curate and produce multimedia news content, including videos, photos, audio, and graphics, for all NCTV17 on air and digital platforms
  • Write briefs for NCTV17 News Update – a daily e-newsletter
  • Use social media to promote and distribute content
  • Collaborate with other journalists to develop and pitch story ideas
  • Develop contacts and sources to be used in newsgathering operations
  • Stay up-to-date with national and local news and industry trends


  • Valid Illinois Class D driver’s license and own transportation required
  • BS/BA in Journalism/Broadcast Communication or similar
  • 1-3 years experience in commercial or government TV news producing and reporting
  • Strong writing skills
  • Keen news judgment and decision-making skills
  • Strong MMJ skills: confident on camera, comfortable with video cameras, and editing with Adobe Premiere or similar software
  • Experience posting to the web with WordPress or a similar platform
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and their use in journalism
  • Knowledge of how to social media mine (Crowd Tangle, Tweet Deck, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok) to discover unique content
  • Strong organizational, communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills
  • Stamina under tight deadlines

Local candidates are preferred. No allowance for relocation.


  • Salary
  • Health insurance
  • PTO
  • Simple IRA

If you are a creative and passionate multimedia journalist with a commitment to producing high-quality hyper-local content, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. 

Additional Info

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level

Job Function : General

Company/ Organization Name : NCTC17

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