Culture and Arts Reporter

WINK Television On-Air Reporters Fort Myers, Florida


Position at Fort Myers Broadcasting Company

                                                      Culture and Arts Reporter

WINK News Southwest Florida’s news leader is looking for a Culture and Arts Reporter. This “beat” is meant to develop content that compliments WINK’s sister publication Gulfshore Life magazine. Gulfshore Life is a luxury lifestyle publication that covers the people, places and culture of Southwest Florida. The Culture and Arts reporter will develop news content for television that reflects what a Gulfshore Life reader would find in the magazine.


  • The candidate should bring a (sophisticated understanding) of genuine interest and curiosity about culture, tradition, lifestyle and the arts of Southwest Florida.
  • The ideal reporter will have the ability to write compelling news stories, profiles, and enterprise.
  • We are not looking for a red carpet or movie junket reporter, we want a story teller.
  • Must be able to shoot, write and edit.
  • Strong Live reporter who’s quick on their feet.
  • This role is a “beat” and requires great scheduling flexibility, which is necessary to cover SWFL’s rich cultural environment.


  • 3 years of professional television journalism experience strongly preferred.

Key requirements:

  • Demonstrates strong news judgment and clear ability to quickly develop story ideas.
  • Planning skills and ability to see stories beyond today and tomorrow. Must plan for next week and next month.
  • Displays depth as a reporter and capability of delivering stories.
  • Has ability to juggle priorities and assignments.
  • Collaborates effectively with others.
  • Shows capacity to work on a range of topics and quickly gain sufficient knowledge.
  • Engages editors on best ways to present stories on digital, print and social media.

Other skills:

  • Understanding and executing source development.
  • Demonstrated ability to be highly organized and, when warranted, manage and juggle multiple stories simultaneously.
  • Must have strong skills in communicating and collaborating with editors and colleagues.
  • Capacity to shoot photographs when needed.
  • Excellent communication skills with a collaborative attitude.


Full-time new hires: Eligible to participate in all Company benefit plans, including:

  • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance, and HSA 
    • 1stof 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- and long-term disability
  • PTO – Earned on Accrual Basis
  • Company-Paid Holidays
  • 401(k)

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.