Multimedia Journalist

Posted by Nexstar

Salt Lake City, UT
Posted: 2019-01-18

Description: News4Utah, KTVX/KUCW - the ABC and CW affiliates in Salt Lake City, market 30, seeks a multi-talented journalist who can shoot and edit news content for our competitive News4Utah newscasts and also produce, write and report stories on air as a multi-media journalist (MMJ) as needed. The News Photographer-MMJ operates television or video cameras to record images or scenes for recorded and live news and lifestyle reports and for digital media.

Responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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:

Requirements & Skills:

                 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 Newscast Director 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 in close proximity to others, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the Newscast Director must 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:

Apply for job at:  Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.: https://broadcastcareers-nexstar.icims.com 

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer

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