Multimedia Journalist

Lafayette, LA
Posted: 2020-02-20

Description:

Its fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they are doing!

This Multimedia Journalist Reporter is a unique position.  You will work on the #1 and award-winning morning news show, Passe Partout.  You will go “live “, cover all sorts of stories from breaking news to community events, to festivals.  This person will also fill-in anchor on occasion for the show.   We have a great morning team and now we just need to add one more piece to it. 

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:

·         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

·         Experience in TV News reporting

·         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

Contact:

Contact:
Apply online at: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar
Apply Online URL:
https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar/job/LA-Lafayette/Reporter-I--MultiMedia-Journalist_REQ-3090
Job Req #:
REQ-3090

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