WJRT-TV/abc12, the Gray Television owned, ABC-affiliate in Flint, Michigan is seeking an individual for the News MMJ position. If you’re an MMJ who knows how to aggressively break and cover compelling news stories that our viewers care about – we want you on our team!
The ideal candidate demonstrates solid news judgment and storytelling abilities, with a passion for delivering original, imaginative content every day. You will be expected to produce daily content on a variety of platforms including, live TV, internet, social networking sites and mobile. You must approach each assignment with a passion for great, human stories, enjoy and remain active on social media and constantly be competing for the day’s top story. You must be a dynamic reporter, pitch “enterprise” stories daily, be a great photographer and creative editor ; a storyteller with smart news judgment, excellent technical skills and the ability to work independently and with others, on deadline.
Great writing and a willingness to learn will earn you this position. A positive, can-do attitude and a desire to win are essential.
Ability to shoot and edit their own material. Candidate must be able to enterprise story ideas, meet deadlines, and deliver content to the web. College degree and broadcast experience a must. This is a full time position with benefits.
-Produces and present reports for all platforms.
-Writes and delivers stories in a clear and concise manner.
-Assists in writing, editing, researching, coordinating programming and other content as needed.
-Responds to breaking events and other urgent newsrooms situations as required.
-Works closely with the team to develop comprehensive coverage.
-Participates in promotional activities including public appearances.
-Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
-Sets up, composes and executes video live shots.
-Maintains video equipment.
-Edits video for television broadcasts and content.
-Writes stories for the website and other social media platforms.
-Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites. Prepare and deliver segments with poise and a voice quality which is authoritative, credible, and conversational.
-On-air performance must be ad-libbed, have the ability to handle technical problems cleanly and professionally.
-Make public appearances on behalf of the station acting as an ambassador for the company.
-Must maintain professional appearance
Qualifications and Skills
-Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism.
-Broadcast experience strongly preferred.
-Ability to perform photographer duties
-Preferred knowledge of ENPS
-Familiar with TVU and Dejero live equipment a plus
-Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.
-On-air presence with at least 2+ years as Reporting
-Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
-Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media.
-Possess and maintain a valid driver's license with a good driving record.
-Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting.
-Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner.
-Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories.
-Develop original content through social listening and independent sources.
-Deliver on-air news events in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner.
-Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility.
-Develop sources that allow you to break stories.
-Operate news gathering vehicle to and from various locations.
-Flexibility to work any shift including nights/weekends.
-Ability to work under extreme deadline pressure and respond to late changes (be fluid).
-Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere and behaving in a manner that will work well with co-workers, supervisors and viewers.
Hours, shifts, responsibilities are flexible and are subject to change at the News Directors discretion.