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Bilingual Multi-Media Journalist

JOB DESCRIPTION:
KDCU, a Univision Station, operated by the #1 television station in Kansas, KWCH, is currently accepting applications for a full-time bilingual news multi-media reporter/photographer for Spanish newscasts. This position is scheduled to be filled and start in January, 2014.

The successful candidate must shoot, edit and report on-air and online daily. They must also have dynamic reporting skills, to cover a wide range of assignments, from crime investigations to severe weather to high school football. They must generate enterprise story ideas daily, be a compelling story-teller and have a natural, conversational delivery; have knowledge of local, national and international news events; and be able to work a beat effectively and develop sources.

We’re seeking someone who is self-motivated to track down stories on their own and work well independently, shoot and edit their own video daily, and produce stories for on-air and online throughout their shift. They must have experience shooting and editing on a non-linear system, as well as posting content to the web, and be able to carry 20 pounds worth of equipment.

Two years news reporting and photography experience is preferred, and a Bachelor`s degree in Journalism or a related field, as well as a valid driver`s license, are required.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential Functions

  • Generate, gather and provide news and information in the most accurate, appealing, timely and creative way
  • Use writing skills for on-air and on-line
  • Write and post website original stories prior to airing of the television version
  • Demonstrate sound news judgment and ability to tell stories with pictures and natural sound
  • Must be able to utilize non-linear editing equipment on a daily basis
  • Must be a visual storyteller and have the ability to come up with creative stand-ups and ways to explain a story
  • Develop and maintain sources
  • Participate in story selection process through meetings; attendance at editorial meetings is required, play an active role in editorial process
  • Attend/host/speak at community service, schools and community events; meet and greet viewers
  • Various shift work will be required; holiday work is required
  • Critique, feedback and training are part of the job
  • Follow clothing and appearance guidelines
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Essential Skills & Abilities • Be able to write clearly, accurately and in an easy-to-understand manner • Possess excellent interview and conversational writing skills • Excellent live reporting skills and strong on-camera presentation skills • Compelling story-teller • Ability to shoot and edit video; create personalized stories • Able to produce and post original content to our websites • Ability to generate daily and enterprise story ideas and effectively work a beat • Able to play an active role in the editorial process • Able to use social media outlets to engage viewers • Must be able to work well under pressure and with limited supervision • Strong initiative and attention to detail • Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving in a manner that will work well with co-workers, supervisors and viewers This is a tremendous opportunity, with a competitive wage and complete benefit package, including group health & dental, 401(k), PTO and more. KWCH is owned by a wonderful parent company, Schurz Communications, which is headquartered in Mishawaka, IN. More information on Schurz is available at www.schurz.com, and via the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OuMd2ikx7k&feature=youtu.be

REQUIREMENTS:

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates please visit our web site.

DEADLINE: 2013-10-31