Reporter/Multi-Media Journalist

Charleston, SC
Posted: 2018-10-26

Description:

Nexstar Broadcasting and WCBD-TV, the NBC affiliate in beautiful Charleston, SC, are seeking an experienced Reporter/Multi-Media Journalist to write, shoot, edit and present general assignment and enterprise stories daily.  We are looking for someone with solid news judgment, strong storytelling and presentation skills, passion for breaking news, and solid online and social media skills.  The successful candidate will be a team player willing to work flexible hours and meet daily deadlines.  Must have a good driving record and a valid drivers license.

Responsibilities:

The Multimedia Journalist Reporter produces, reports, shoots, writes, voices, edits and feeds news production content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.

Experience in writing, shooting, editing, and present general assignment and enterprise stories daily.  We are looking for someone with solid news judgment, strong storytelling and presentation skills, passion for breaking news, and solid online and social media skills.  The successful candidate will be a team player willing to work flexible hours and meet daily deadlines.  

Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events
Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories
Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines
Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects to isolate pertinent facts and details
Determines a story’s emphasis, length and format, and organizes material accordingly
Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information
Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions
Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community
Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions
Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts
Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements
Shoots and edits news events and news reports
Produces and presents reports for all platforms
Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms
Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

 

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
Fluency in English
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required
Minimum two years’ experience in news reporting (Depending on market size)
Superior on-air presence
Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
Flexibility to work any shift

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The Multimedia Journalist Reporter must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the Multimedia Journalist Reporter must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

 

Contact:

Pre-employment Criminal Background screen and Motor Vehicle Report required.  APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT www.nexstar.tv/careers TO BE CONSIDERED. No phone calls please. 

Job Req #2018-3070***Include reel link information in Resume.

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer

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