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Digital Multimedia Journalist

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Digital Multimedia Journalist Reporter produces, reports, shoots, writes, voices, edits and feeds news production content exclusively for our digital platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reports news stories for our digital platforms, describing the background and details of events
Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories
Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines
Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects to isolate pertinent facts and details
Determines a story’s emphasis, length and format, and organizes material accordingly
Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information
Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions
Pitches stories to news managers and digital producers which are relevant to the local community
Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions
Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts
Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements
Shoots and edits news events and news reports
Produces and presents reports for all digital platforms
Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

Requirements & Skills:

 

Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
Fluency in English
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required
Minimum two years’ experience in news reporting (Depending on market size)
Superior on-air presence
Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
Flexibility to work any shift
 

Physical Demands & Work Environment: 

 


The Multimedia Journalist Reporter must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the Multimedia Journalist Reporter must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

You must apply online to be considered for this position.  Please go to:   www.nexstar.tv to access all career opportunities for WOWK-TV and Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.

WOWK-TV is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer

DEADLINE: 2019-07-21