Full Time Job

Multi Media Journalist

KYTV

Springfield, MO 05-27-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
About KYTV:

KY3 and KSPR are part of a seven-station group in Springfield, MO. KY3 is one of the most dominant NBC affiliates in the country, while KSPR is an up-and-coming ABC station. KYCW, the high-rated CW station, also broadcasts from the same studio, and the combined newsrooms produce newscasts for all three stations. KY3/KSPR covers 31 counties in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas and has four news gathering bureaus stationed throughout the DMA. KY3 and KSPR are known for their regional and national award winning local news, weather and sports coverage, large-scale and numerous community service projects, and effective broadcast and digital marketing solutions. We are proud of our close connections with the communities we serve in the Ozarks

Job Summary/Description:

KY3 and KSPR, the award-winning NBC and ABC affiliates in Springfield, MO are looking for an aggressive multi-media journalist who is passionate about covering local news and weather. We are a newsroom that values creativity, hard work, and enterprise hard news story ideas centered on safety/security stories. We will, in turn, give you the feedback to help you grow and equipment to help you succeed. We are looking for a more experienced MMJ who isn't afraid to head out into the field to cover urgent breaking news, do creative live shots, and fight to be the lead every day. This is not an entry level position. We are looking for someone with at least two years' experience at a television station as a reporter or MMJ.

Your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:
• Research, gather, shoot, write, edit and report news stories for on-air and online in the most accurate, appealing, timely and creative way using all sources
• Report ''live'' on the scene, especially during breaking news
• Aggressively research stories and conduct interviews in the field
• Develop and maintain sources of information and knowledge about assignments
• Demonstrate sound news judgment, collaborate with others to present the story in the best way
• Must be able to utilize non-linear editing equipment on a daily basis
• Enterprise hard-news, research-driven packages under tight deadlines
• Participate in story selection process through meetings, daily contribution of lead story ideas centering on safety and security is required
• Attend/host/speak at community service, schools, and community events; meet and greet viewers
• Post and regularly update stories and other material on the web and social media, usually remotely Must update social media sites daily, including Facebook and Twitter, to report stories and interact with viewers
• Communicate with the web staff and other appropriate staff members during breaking news
• Follow clothing and appearance guidelines
• Must be a visual storyteller; perform creative stand-ups and explanatory, moving live shots
• Evenings, weekends, mornings and holidays will be required
• Make regular beat checks
• Be willing to learn or possess a broad and working knowledge of the viewing area, including people, places, things, and history
• Use knowledge of appropriate lighting to enhance overall news presentation
• Critique, feedback, and training are part of the job
• Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Qualifications/Requirements:
• Be able to write in a clear, concise, conversational manner
• Possess excellent interview and conversational writing skills
• Excellent live reporting skills and strong on-camera presentation skills
• Basic computer knowledge, including newsroom software (such as ENPS), Microsoft applications, and Internet use
• Ability to carry, shoot and edit video with digital cameras
• Able to produce and post content to our websites
• Intermediate knowledge of social media
• Able to work independently with limited supervision
• Work well in a team environment
• Ability to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure
• Strong initiative and attention to detail
• Demonstrate solid news judgment and journalistic ethics
• Maintain professional and ethical conduct at the station and in the community
• Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving in a manner that will mesh well with co-workers, supervisors and viewers
• Strong research skills, including the ability to navigate online search engines
• Must stay current with national and local news/weather, know what is going on in the community

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rj201b-3-236-98-69-42 in your application.

Company Profile
KYTV

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.