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Mulitmedia Journalist - WNYT-TV

Requisition #:  23-1422 - Multimedia Journalist

Requisition Location: Albany, New York

About Us:  Nestled between two beautiful mountain ranges lies the capital of New York State and the heart of the Capital Region. We are very proud of our diverse culture, our gorgeous landscape, and the world class entertainment we enjoy every day. We are 3 short hours away from Boston or New York City -- in fact, you can take in a Broadway show or a professional sports game and get back home in time to visit one of our many craft breweries! When you join the community of the Capital Region and #TEAM13, you join a family of talented, diverse, smart, and welcoming professionals. At WNYT, we work as a team every single day. A team where collaboration is at the forefront and every opinion is valued. At NewsChannel 13, our mission is to serve the greater good of our communities and clients with local, authentic, solution-based content. We are coverage you can trust.

Job Overview:  This position is responsible for selecting stories for writing, shooting, editing, and researching newscast content. This position is also responsible for presenting live on TV unscripted and scripted news reports.

Job Responsibilities:
Maintain extensive community contacts and awareness of local, state and national current events.

Collaborate with the News Director and other news managers to choose, write, and edit stories to broadcast considering audience preferences.

Meet with the News Director, reporters and other news anchors to be briefed on the day's news. 

Revise scripts and prepare to deliver them on-air.

Organize the news to present the most interesting pieces first, ensure late-breaking news is added to newscasts. 

Introduce news correspondents reporting on scene and ask relevant questions.

Interview guests and other members involved in particular stories engaging in commentary.

Keep abreast of news developments by studying papers, attending events, and staying in contact with industry professionals. 

Write for station's website and maintain an active social media presence.

Make daily promotional community appearances.

Provide newsroom leadership and contribute to overall team effort.

Comply with the moral code of the journalistic profession.

Complete other duties as assigned.

Bachelors in Communication, Speech or related field with at least 1 year of experience as a Multimedia Journalist; or a combination of education and experience to meet the requirements of the position.

Quick and effective decision making, live ad-libbing and maintaining performance under extreme pressure.

Highly developed public speaking and interpersonal skills along with exceptional communication skills, both oral and written. 

Professional, consistent on-air appearance and ability to read Teleprompter.

Advanced abilities in critical thinking.

Broad knowledge of local, national and international affairs (e.g. political, economic, legislative and cultural).

Comfortable yet professional presence on camera with the ability to improvise in a live on-camera setting. 

Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Available to work on a flexible schedule.

Ability to work under stressful conditions and strict deadlines.

Maintain appropriate and strict standards regarding wardrobe, hair, cosmetics and grooming.


Compensation and Benefits:  When extending an offer, the company considers a variety of factors such as (but not limited to) the candidate's work experience, education/training & key skills as well as internal peer equity and other market and business considerations. The hourly range for this position is $19 - $24. The above range represents the company’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. For information regarding our benefits, please copy the link below and paste in your browser:

Diversity Statement:  Hubbard Broadcasting has been committed to representing the communities we serve since our founding over
100 years ago. The same holds true today. We know the best way to accomplish this is by recruiting and retaining top talent from diverse cultures, life experiences, and world views. With dignity and respect, we value YOU and everything that makes YOU uniquely YOU.

EEO Statement:  We are an equal opportunity employer, including disability/vets.