The Multi-Media Journalist shoots, gathers, edits, prepares, writes, and disseminates general news information and video on the air, online and on social media. Position is expected to use contacts and sources to cultivate story ideas daily, and be an active participant in the news editorial planning process. Interviews subjects in the field and gathers news information for the purpose of producing packaged news reports and generating other content for newscasts and digital platforms. Must be proficient in shooting, writing and editing news packages for air and use online. This requires significant, current experience with Panasonic P2 cameras (or similar) and Adobe Premiere Pro (or similar) non-linear editing system. Must be proficient in integrating graphics, video and audio into cohesive packages for use on newscasts or webcasts and must be capable of presenting stories live in studio and on remote locations assuming all responsibility for the final content and presentation. Expected to actively contribute to social media accounts on platforms including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram on behalf of the station. Must be able to travel on overnight assignments and be capable of using file-based video systems designed to deliver material to the station via computer while on assignment. Expected to make occasional promotional appearances on behalf of the station and must communicate clearly and deal effectively and politely with the public in person, over the phone and via the Internet.
Requirements: Must possess exceptional writing skills, be proficient in English grammar, spelling and punctuation and must be able to use conversational broadcast copy style efficiently under daily deadline pressure. Excellent on-camera delivery and communication skills required. Able to make independent editorial decisions in the field, and to prioritize and work under daily deadline pressure. A Bachelorís degree from a four-year college or university in a related field preferred. Two years of experience as a MMJ at a commercial television station preferred