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Multimedia Journalist

Company: Spectrum
Location: Waco
Posted on: July 26, 2020

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY
Our Multimedia Journalists (MMJ) bring impactful, creative, local stories to viewers. They research,
develop, shoot, interview, edit, produce and deliver compelling, contextual coverage on deadline while
capturing quality visual content. Contributes to special features and stories. Participates in coordinating
coverage of major stories, breaking news and specials.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Create original news stories with a focus on character-driven, innovative storytelling; gather
information for news stories using beat sources, contacts and leads

Build contacts and sources within the assigned community

Report within assigned deadlines

Deliver news reports, including live reports, demonstrating energy, confidence, professional
appearance and voice quality

Write, shoot and edit news stories for an assigned newscast or news series

Combine video, audio and graphics to tell the story effectively

Work with a photographer on occasion

Work with assignment desk editors and production staff and independently in the news-gathering
process

Manage general upkeep of assigned company equipment

Responsible for representing channel in a professional manner

Establish a community presence outside of the newscasts

Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Must have sufficiently strong story development skills to submit original story ideas on a daily basis
Live shot experience required
Must be able to develop sources, work a beat, and break stories
Must have strong on-camera skills
Must have ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under time pressure deadline
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Ability to clearly communicate solutions
Ability to relate well with diverse populations and age groups
Ability to interface with internal company personnel
Ability to handle breaking news on-air
Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solving
Must obtain and maintain a valid driver s license for authorized driving in the State of residence

Education & Experience:
Bachelor s degree in Journalism or related field or comparable television work experience preferred
3+ years of television news experience Associated topics: blogging, communication specialist, content, correspondent, headline, newspaper, newsperson, publication, reporter, writing

Keywords: Spectrum, Waco , Multimedia Journalist, Advertising , Waco, Texas

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