Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a breaking news reporter.

A Breaking News Reporter is responsible for gathering news and information to keep the public informed about them as they happen.

The principal duties of this role include gathering new as they occur, reporting the news as immediate as they happen, regularly updating digital editions of news, collection and assembling news from different commendable sources to be relayed to the public, delivering updated news analysis that allows the public to witness and understand history in the making, collecting, verifying and analyzing thoroughly the newsworthy information, contributing to the news or opinion blogs, contacting, interviewing and researching sources of news presented, cooperating with reporters, chief editor and producers, staying up to date with the latest current events by studying papers, attending events etc. assembling findings into a stable story.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Strive to follow proper channels in solving work related issues.

Constantly maintain an organized mindset at the workplace to achieve good results.

[employee comments goal]

Have the willingness to be available when required at any given time.

Learn new ways and skills of prioritizing work to achieve high results.

[employee comments goal]

To always listen to other people's diverse opinions and contributions.

To be proactive in leading and responding to the changes around me.

[employee comments goal]

Embrace teamwork and delegate responsibility to individuals in order to make them accountable for execution

Set challenging goals for one's area of responsibility in relation to the available business opportunities and work hard to achieve them

[employee comments goal]

Assume responsibility for every action and task without passing on blame

Think creatively of new ways to solve upcoming problems in the workplace

[employee comments goal]

Find out how to exercise wise decision-making skills to be able to work on challenging tasks

Communicate clearly in both written and spoken format to leave no room for guesswork

[employee comments goal]

Keep up a positive attitude that interacts with others well

Commit yourself to work with an open heart and help others where they need help

[employee comments goal]

Spend time with loved ones, talk to them and enjoy their company

Regularly attend training on emotion management aimed at creating positive emotion management behavior

[employee comments goal]

Make sure to do things early enough and refrain from blaming others when one is unable to meet deadlines

Regularly check the progress of the project at hand and communicate its status to the recipient

[employee comments goal]

Identify the resources required to plan a project and the period of time each resource will be needed throughout the project

Ensure all team members know their roles in a project and the benefits of delivering on budget and on time

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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