Full Time Job

Multimedia Journalist


Green Bay, WI 05-09-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Multimedia Journalist, WGBA

Multimedia Journalist, WGBA (Neenah & Menasha)

It's time for a local news upgrade. Come help us break the mold and kick 1995 news to the curb!

NBC 26 is hiring a visionary Multimedia Journalist that can flip the way news is presented on its head.

We're looking for an aggressive reporter based in the Fox Valley's twin cities, Neenah and Menasha, to tell social media-style stories about their community for our broadcast and digital platforms.

Perched along the mouth of the Fox River as it flows into Lake Winnebago, the largest of Wisconsin's 15,000 inland lakes, Neenah-Menasha personify two Wisconsin cities steeped in history and looking towards the future. The twin cities are seeing a boom of independent business downtown, where you'll find concerts, festivals, and other events throughout the year. For a journalist, there's much to uncover in the rapidly growing Fox Valley, a regional hub of global companies, healthcare systems and universities. Close to Milwaukee and Chicago to the south and Green Bay just up the road, you're never far away from world class theater, professional sports, and high-end dining. Or, if you want to get away from it all, hiking, kayaking, camping, fishing, or any outdoor activities are just out your backdoor.

Scripps is also serious about growth. At NBC 26, you'll work daily with our executive reporter, a veteran reporter who, coaches and mentors reporters in the field and the newsroom. If you want to be the go-to community expert, ask the tough questions, highlight the proud and dynamic people in Neenah-Menasha and surrounding communities -- and work for a station with innovation and experimentation at its core -- this is the perfect opportunity for you to radically differentiate today's news from the newscasts your parents watch.

• Develop sources and break relevant stories on all platforms.
• Pitch, shoot, write, edit, and track compelling enterprise and real-time stories.
• Confirm accuracy of information before publishing, posting, or broadcasting stories.
• Pitch stories that impact local communities and neighborhoods.
• Become an expert in your assigned neighborhood.
• Produce packaged reports and go live from the scene when necessary.
• Help news producers prepare newscasts by identifying the best video and sound, and showcasing elements.
• Think digital first. Publish and post regular updates as information dictates.
• Act as the point person for the digital landing pages for your community.

• BS/BA in related discipline or equivalent years of experience preferred
• Generally, 3+ years of experience in related field preferred

• Curiosity, resourcefulness, and a desire to change the way local news is gathered and presented.
• Deep knowledge of current and emerging social media platforms.
• Computer literacy required, including newsroom computer systems.
• Basic videography and non-linear editing experience preferred.
• Ability to edit video on Final Cut Pro editing systems, or similar equipment.
• Strong broadcast and AP-style writing skills.
• Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.
• Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
• Valid driver's license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.

If you are a current Scripps employee, please do not apply on this site. Please access our internal career site at Worklife > My Info > View Open Positions at Scripps.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d9ypp9-44-222-64-76-42 in your application.

Company Profile

The E.W. Scripps Company is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As one of the nation’s largest local TV broadcasters, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets.