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Multimedia News Journalist

JOB DESCRIPTION:
WAAY-TV, the ABC affiliate in Huntsville, Alabama has an immediate opening for a Multimedia News Journalist.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The successful candidate for this job will be able to report as an MMJ as needed for all newscasts. Must be able to shoot and tell compelling stories. Must be able to write and edit package stories and cut down versions for voice-overs, etc, using non-linear editing. Proven ability to go live from the field or in the studio with inserts or interviews. Also, write stories, post video and photos to the stationís websites and social networking sites, as well as any news partners associated with WAAY-TV. Strong writing and communication skills are a must. Complete assignments within assigned deadlines. Familiar with ENPS and EDIUSGrassValley editing systems. Generate original story ideas for newscasts and all our digital platforms. Coordinate ideas for original series and sweeps reports. Be able to work a variety of shifts, including holidays, irregular hours and weekends. Be able to obtain and maintain an Alabama driverís license. Care for and maintain news vehicles and station equipment.

REQUIREMENTS:
We are looking for applicants with a minimum of 3 years as a Multimedia News Journalist in a television newsroom. Degree in Journalism, Mass Communications or equivalent. Ability to carry and maneuver heavy equipment in the field under extreme circumstances and weather conditions. Ability to understand and orally communicate in English, bi-lingual a plus. Ability to analyze data, concentrate, reason and write; and ability to work under emotional stress.

HOW TO APPLY:
Provide written news philosophy on resume.

WAAY is committed to a high standard of broadcast journalism and community service. Huntsville, Alabama and the TennesseeValley have been recognized time and again for their outstanding quality of life. We are looking for just the right person to join our staff to help us bring that same quality to our viewers.

If you are looking for a challenging job that is fun and exciting, with the necessary experience and qualifications, please send resume, dvd or web link to: jobs@waaytv.com Or:

MMJ News Reporter
WAAY - TV
1000 MONTE SANO BLVD
HUNTSVILLE, AL35801

WAAY is an equal opportunity employer and everyone is encouraged to apply. No phone calls please!

DEADLINE: 2013-08-29