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Reporter/Multimedia Journalist (WHEC-TV)

08 Mar, 2022

 

Requisition #: 22-1125

Job Overview:  This position is responsible for covering news for the station.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Present live on television scripted and unscripted news reports; may present live stories from the scene of the news, the newsroom, and/or studio, or may record stories for later broadcast.  
  • Enterprise and develop stories for broadcast daily. Research and gather content for the story. Write clear, accurate, and interesting stories.
  • Break down complicated and involved stories so that they are easy to understand. Ensure that any visuals shown are relevant, appropriate and impactful.
  • Maintain standards of accuracy and fairness in news coverage.  
  • Write for and maintain a strong presence on the website and other social media platforms.
  • Travel to the scene of a news story to gather and compile the information for broadcast. Complete assignments according to established deadlines.  
  • Maintain extensive community contacts and awareness of local and national current events.
  • Make promotional and community appearances as required. 
  •  Maintain professional standards with regard to wardrobe, hair, cosmetics, and other areas of grooming as required by the position.
  • Work closely and respectfully with assigned photographers. 
  •  Communicate frequently throughout the day and work collaboratively with others in the newsroom. 
  •  Contribute to the overall team effort to provide the market with the best possible local television journalism.
  • Work in a team environment cooperatively and collaboratively with a variety of people. Build working relationships with co-workers, community members, and the general public.  
  • Act in a professional manner when representing the station. 
  •  Attend editorial and strategic meetings.
  • Contribute story ideas on a daily basis.  
  • Report to work on time and work established schedule/hours. Ability to work other hours or alternate schedules as needed, as assigned by the News Director.  
  • Complete other duties as requested and needed.

Qualification:

  • A college degree in journalism, television, or communications or equivalent experience; solid journalism background with two years experience in a reporting role.
  • Skills as a photographer and editor are required.
  • Edit using non-linear video editing software including (i.e. Adobe PremierPro) to sequence shots to tell a story visually.  Aspire to editing excellence to raise the level of storytelling.
  • Record great quality well-lit video and clear audio using hand-held, and shoulder mount professional video cameras (i.e. Panasonic HPX-250 and the Panasonic HVX-370). Record well-composed shots using a variety of focal lengths and angles to visually tell the story.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and safe driving history as determined by the Company. The driving record will be checked.
  • Must be knowledgeable of issues, newsmakers, and current events and be able to present stories in a way that is accurate, clear, complete, and relevant to viewers.
  • Ability to handle a variety of news reporting assignments, including but not limited to, live appearances on the news set and at remote locations.
  • Solid writing skills required.
  • Knowledge of production values preferred.
  • Ability to get along and communicate with a variety of people in often extreme circumstances.
  • Must be able to think quickly and respond to breaking news in high-pressure situations and have strong organization and live reporting skills.
  • Ability to read, hear and speak clearly and follow both oral and written directions.  Ability to think critically and quickly and to articulate information in a clear, concise manner to others.
  • Ability to read TelePrompter, view video, and listen to live and recorded audio.  Must be flexible to work any assigned shift including nights, weekends, holidays; and extended hours.  
  • Please submit a demo reel in DVD format or a demo reel link of your on-air experience along with your resume and cover letter.

Physical Requirements:

  • Routinely moves camera equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. in all terrains for news stories. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • The Company may make reasonable accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions.

 

 

 

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