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Traffic / Multimedia Journalist

WCPO

Cincinnati, OH 05-30-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Traffic / Multimedia Journalist, WCPO

WCPO, Cincinnati's ABC affiliate owned by The E.W. Scripps Company, is looking for a Traffic / Multimedia Journalist. This person will present traffic reports from the studio during the live morning show and then go out into the field as an MMJ. If you're searching for a strong newsroom with solid leadership, and want to tell stories that matter, you're in the right place. Cincinnati is the largest metropolitan area in Ohio and is home to major league sports teams, the Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Bengals. The region's economy is powered in part by Fortune 500 companies, including Proctor and Gamble, The Kroger Company, and General Electric. For the foodies, you'll love Skyline Chili! Come join an outstanding newsroom with a supportive culture. Apply today!

WHAT YOU'LL DO:
• Present traffic reports from the studio during the live morning news.
• Receive assignment or evaluate news leads and news tips to develop story ideas.
• Gather and verify factual information regarding stories through interview, observation, and research.
• Organize material, determine slant or emphasis, and write story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
• Shoot video and still photos to illustrate stories.
• Edit, or assist in editing, videos for all multimedia platforms.
• Give 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.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
• BS/BA in related discipline or equivalent years of experience preferred
• Generally, 3+ years of experience in related field preferred

WHAT YOU'LL BRING:
• Computer literacy required, including newsroom computer systems
• Ability to deliver information on-air with a sense of urgency
• 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
• Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
• Valid driver's license, good driving record, and ability to provide proof of insurance with the company required insurance limits.

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-g68n8j-3-238-121-7-42 in your application.

Company Profile
WCPO

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.