Area of Interest
WEWS-TV, the Scripps owned ABC affiliate in Cleveland, OH, is looking for an experienced Specialty MMJ to join a great team with a great tradition of excellence. This position has an emphasis on but is not limited to sports stories and programming.
The ideal candidate must be a good, creative writer, have an inquisitive mind, very strong journalist, great communicator, a positive leader inside and outside the newsroom and must be a creative story-teller.. We want YOU to join our winning team!
The Specialty MMJ collects and analyzes complex information of newsworthy events relying on critical relationships with local news makers. This position will be relied upon primarily for lead stories and/or specialized segments.
The primary processes you conduct in your role:
Develop, create and research news leads and news tips to develop story ideas.
Uncover stories through investigation and research.
Use computer database to research statistics and facts.
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.
Write and produce quality news stories for multiple media platforms.
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 visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as Internet and digital channels.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge and demonstration of editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel laws
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.
Education & Experience/Certifications
Bachelors Degree Communication, Journalism
2 years experience preferred
Experience in sports programming preferred
Work Environment: Newsroom-deadline driven and fast paced.
Driving Required: Yes