Full Time Job

Multimedia Journalist Reporter

Nexstar

Columbus, OH 09-12-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Imagine your future in Columbus, Ohio! A friendly, affordable Midwestern city with so much to offer. Join our team at NBC4 where we put local first with strong ties to the community. Work, play, and enjoy life in the nation's 14th largest city, home of the Ohio State Capitol and Ohio State University. Forbes ranks Columbus a top 10 city for young professionals and a place Manhattan Institute ranked among the best Midwest economies. USA Today calls Columbus a ''food mecca'' and an ''ethnic food paradise''.

The Multimedia Journalist Reporter produces, reports, shoots, writes, voices, edits and feeds news production content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.
• Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events
• Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories
• 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
• Writes, produces and presents reports for all platforms
• Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
• Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
• Performs special projects and other duties as assigned
• Builds a network of sources and contacts to develop exclusive local story ideas
• Vets story pitches and ideas to determine relevance and viability

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, mobile phones, and linear editing 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, including evenings, overnights, weekends and holidays

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gk1qm8-3-238-90-95-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Nexstar

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.