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Multimedia Journalist

WMAR

Baltimore, MD 06-07-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
WMAR in Baltimore, MD, is seeking a motivated and talented Multimedia Journalist (MMJ)/Reporter to join our dynamic news team. As an MMJ/Reporter, you will have the unique opportunity to engage in enterprise journalism, carve out your own beat, and make a significant impact in the community. We take pride in our tight-knit newsroom and foster a culture of innovation, particularly in the digital and social media platforms.

You will research, write, capture visual content and edit stories for multiple platforms.

WHAT YOU'LL DO
• 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 assists in editing, videos for all multimedia platforms.
• Appear on television program when conducting taped interview or narration
• 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
• 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-re61b7-3-233-232-160-42 in your application.

Company Profile
WMAR

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.