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Weekend Producer/Multimedia Journalist

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Entry-level: No

Job Title: Weekend Producer/Multimedia Journalist

Station Name & Mailing Address:
KOLR/KOZL
2650 East Division
Springfield, MO 65803

Position reports to title: News Director

If interested, mail or email resume to: cmaulden@kolr10.com

Work hours schedule: Weekends and 3 days during regular work week
Full Time: Y
Exempt (not eligible for over time): Y

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Brief description of duties & responsibilities:

  1. Produces newscasts for broadcast across all platforms.
  2. Writes and orders news stories.
  3. Approves scripts.
  4. Balances news and feature content to create compelling broadcasts.
  5. Writes stories for the website and other eMedia platforms.
  6. Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites.
  7. Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events.
  8. Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories.
  9. Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.
  10. Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects in order to isolate pertinent facts and details.
  11. Determines a story`s emphasis, length and format, and organizes material accordingly.
  12. Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories in order to be able to provide complete and accurate information.
  13. Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions.
  14. Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community.
  15. Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas.
  16. Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions.
  17. Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts.
  18. Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements.
  19. Shoots and edits news events and news reports.
  20. Produces and presents reports for all platforms.
  21. Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
  22. Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:
Work experience and education required for position:

  1. Bachelor`s degree in Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience.
  2. Fluency in English.
  3. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  4. Minimum two years` experience in news operations. (More or less depending on market size.)
  5. Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
  6. Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  7. Valid driver`s license with a good driving record.
  8. Flexibility to work any shift.
Special Skills Required:
  1. Fluency in English.
  2. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required

HOW TO APPLY:
If interested, mail or email resume to Chuck Maulden: cmaulden@kolr10.com
KOLR/KOZL
2650 East Division
Springfield, MO 65803

Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer If you have any questions, contact Terri Bush, Director Human Resources tlbush@nexstar.tv

DEADLINE: 2013-02-15