Posted on: September 23, 2022
The Multimedia Journalist (MMJ) role is responsible for
researching, enterprising, developing, writing, shooting, editing,
producing and delivering live presentation of local, compelling,
creative and original news stories on deadline while capturing
quality visual content. Contributes to special features and
stories. Creates impactful and compelling content for the viewers
in our local communities. Participates in coordinating coverage of
major stories, breaking news and specials.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and
enhance the customer experience.
Research, pitch, enterprise, write, capture quality visual content,
edit news stories and produce creative, original and compelling own
stories for multiple platforms.
Develop and cultivate a wide network of sources within the
community and establishes a community presence outside of the
Generate original story ideas and develop fresh angles/perspectives
and enterprise pieces for the stories of the day and responsible
for development of news stories from conception to completion.
Produce original content for an assigned newscast or news
Partner with legal team to ensure news content and materials meet
legal requirements and help mitigate risk to the company.
Identify long and short-term story ideas, research and discover the
content and set up interviews.
Research and verify information for original news stories by being
resourceful in using beat sources, contacts and leaders and
Deliver news reports, including live ad-lib and recorded reports
while demonstrating energy, confidence, professional appearance and
Report within assigned deadlines.
Organize material, determine angle or emphasis and write stories
Combine video, audio and graphics to tell the story
Work with assignment desk editors and production staff and
independently in the newsgathering process.
Responsible for representing channel in a professional manner.
Craft smart, appealing and accurate headlines.
Strategically engage in social media.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Strong story development skills to submit original story ideas on a
Excellent news judgement and driven by the 24-hour news cycle
Ability to edit stories as necessary
Live shot experience required
Ability to develop sources, work a beat, and break stories
Strong on-camera skills
Experience with bonded cellular technology
Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under
time pressure deadline
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills;
ability to clearly communicate solutions
Ability to interface with internal company personnel
Ability to handle breaking news on-air
Proven ability to report live stories
Ability to shoot video
Must be a self-motivated and have the ability to build
Must have editing skills
Must be adept at social media
Must use curiosity and have a sense of urgency to build compelling
stories about the local community and community members
Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive
approach to problem solving
Ability to drive a company vehicle to and from assigned location
while obeying all traffic laws
Valid driver's license for authorized driving in the State of
Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or
related field or comparable television work experience
Related Work Experience Number of Years
Television News Reporting experience 3
Experience working in a 24 hour news channel preferred
Work inside in a climate controlled environment and outside
throughout the year and may be subjected to various weather
conditions that could include extreme heat or cold conditions
Ability to work under time pressure deadlines and willing and able
to work different shifts or longer shifts due to "breaking news"
and severe weather emergencies
Ability work weekends and holidays
Lifting and carrying up to 30 pounds
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