Multimedia Journalist

News for WCPO
Cincinnati, Ohio

posted on March 15, 2017

job posting:

Multimedia Journalist #12746 APPLY Cincinnati, OH FULL-TIME/PART-TIME Full-time REGULAR/TEMP [REG/TEMP] Regular Area of Interest Journalism Division Television Description Do you have what it takes to help us make morning news relevant again? WCPO-TV, the E.W. Scripps-owned ABC affiliate in Cincinnati, Ohio (DMA 36), is seeking a MMJ to aggressively pursue key stories in our 2.5 hours of morning news. This isn't about doing packages on fun events at the state fair or going after cupcake interviews -- we want a hard news-hungry journalist who can identify the big stories and create compelling enterprise content. The MMJ would work closely with the Content Planner Producer, AM Producers and the AM EP. The multi-media journalist is responsible for researching, writing, capturing visual content and editing stories for multiple platforms. Key activities Receives assignment or evaluates news leads and news tips to develop story ideas. Gathers and verifies factual information regarding stories through interview, observation, and research. Organizes material, determines slant or emphasis, and writes story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards. Shoots video and still photos to illustrate stories. Edits, or assists in editing, videos for all multimedia platforms. Appears on television program when conducting taped interview or narration Gives live reports from site of event or mobile broadcast unit. Work cooperatively with photographer assigned to story, if one is assigned. Assist news producer in preparing newscast. Assist online staff in preparing for multi media stories. Report, write, capture quality visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as Internet and digital channels. Education & Experience/Certifications Bachelors degree in broadcast journalism or related degree or equivalent years of experience Minimum of two years of experience Skills & Abilities Computer literacy required, including newsroom computer systems. Videography and non-linear editing experience preferred. Knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment. Edit video on Final Cut Pro editing systems, or similar equipment. Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills. Proficient at posting content to various websites. Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment. Work environment Valid Driver's License, good driving record and provide certificate of insurability with company required insurance limits. Must be able to lift 40 pounds.

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