JR05071 News Writer

Beaverton, OR
Posted: 2018-05-19

Description:

The Multimedia Writer writes news stories for daily on-air news broadcasts, the stations website(s), mobile, social, digital and all media platforms. This position also posts text, video, and still images in a way that increases page views for the station website(s) and creates excitement across the stations social media platforms.

KPTV FOX12 and KPDX 49 is a duopoly owned and operated by the Meredith Local Media Group. Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; www.meredith.com) has been committed to service journalism for more than 115 years. Today, Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile, tablets and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners. Meredith’s Local Media Group includes 17 television stations reaching more than 10 percent of U.S. households. Meredith’s portfolio is concentrated in large, fast-growing markets, with seven stations in the nation’s Top 25 – including Atlanta, Phoenix, St. Louis and Portland – and 14 in Top 60 markets. Meredith’s stations produce approximately 700 hours of local news and entertainment content each week, and operate leading local digital destinations.

Responsibilities:

The Multimedia Writer writes news stories for daily on-air news broadcasts, the stations website(s), mobile, social, digital and all media platforms. This position also posts text, video, and still images in a way that increases page views for the station website(s) and creates excitement across the stations social media platforms.

Essential Job Functions

60% - Write news stories and features into an appealing newscast.

10% - Create on-air graphics and supers through VizRT.

10% - Coordinate with multimedia editors to ensure timely editing of stories and features.

10% - Create and post content to the web, mobile or other digital platforms. Maintain fluency on applications and technology required to perform essential job functions.

5% - Coordinate activities with field crews and multimedia content creator(s).

5% - Research news stories

Requirements:

Education:

Bachelors in Communications, Journalism or related broadcast writing courses or equivalent experience.

 

Experience: One year news writing experience in television, radio or newspaper

 

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to work in fast-paced, deadline driven environment

Ability to work independently and as a team member

Contact:

Qualified applicants may apply online at www.meredith.com/careers

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer

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