WKBW is seeking a Sports/News Multimedia Journalist to report news and tell stories of significant impact to local viewers and digital consumers. We want a hard news-hungry journalist who can identify the big stories and create compelling enterprise content. Our newsroom of television and digital journalists is like none other, with 7 hours of newscasts each day and dozens of digital-first premium local enterprise stories each week.
The multi-media journalist is responsible for researching, writing, capturing visual content and editing stories for multiple platforms.
Receives assignment or evaluates news leads and news tips to develop story ideas.
Gathers and verifies factual information regarding stories through interview, observation, and research.
Organizes material, determines slant or emphasis, and writes story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
Shoots video and still photos to illustrate stories.
Edits, or assists in editing, videos for all multimedia platforms.
Appears on television program when conducting taped interview or narration
Gives live reports from site of event or mobile broadcast unit.
Work cooperatively with photographer assigned to story, if one is assigned.
Assist news producer in preparing newscast.
Assist online staff in preparing for multi media stories.
Report, write, capture quality visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as Internet and digital channels.
Education & Experience/Certifications
Bachelors degree in broadcast journalism or related degree or equivalent years of experience
Minimum of two years of experience
Skills & Abilities
Computer literacy required, including newsroom computer systems.
Videography and non-linear editing experience preferred.
Knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment.
Edit video on Final Cut Pro editing systems, or similar equipment.
Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills.
Proficient at posting content to various websites.
Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.
Valid Driver's License, good driving record and provide certificate of insurability with company required insurance limits.
Must be able to lift 40 pounds.