Special Projects MMJ
I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.
The Special Projects MMJ produces, shoots and edits, and presents multi-layered, franchise stories and/or series that establish/maintain the stationís identity and image in the community. The job requires obtaining and verifying evidence by interviewing, observing, or by analyzing records. Not unlike investigative stories, this reporter will also be accountable for accurate reporting of stories as they may impact and/or create controversy in the local community.
Work performed is for all media platforms and initiatives, including for example: on-air, web, digital and social media.
II. Essential Job Functions
Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results
Gathers information and images in the field for broadcast, station website(s) and all current and future media platforms. Records moving video and takes still pictures. Determines appropriate lighting for all video/picture platforms. Works independently to meet the demands of a recurring franchise. Writes news copy for broadcast, station website(s) and online text.
Edits images/video captured for live broadcast, station website(s) and all current and future media platforms.
Posts news content including text, video and still images to website(s).
Strategically engages in social media.
III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.
Bachelorís degree in Journalism, Broadcasting or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.
Five to seven years related reporting experience. Experience with a regularly franchise strongly preferred.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong understanding of reporting Ė legal, journalism, ethical issue
Must be understand/able to use news management software and editing, preferably, iNews and Avid.
Must possess strong research, journalism and storytelling skills.
Must possess strong organization skills.
Ability to multi task and manage short and long-term projects.
Must possess strong writing skills a priority.
Ability to work under minimal supervision.
Strong on-air presence.
% Travel Required (Approximate): 50%