Full Time Job

Multimedia Journalist Reporter

WTAJ

Altoona, PA 10-22-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

WTAJ-TV has an immediate opening on our award-winning news team in our Altoona Office. We are Your News Leader in Central Pennsylvania and we need an individual with strong digital and enterprise reporting skills. You will be primarily reporting for WTAJ's digital platforms, but also reporting on TV. The ideal candidate will help take our newsroom to the next level on new and emerging platforms. We want someone that embraces the small-town values of this community and possesses the skills to be a great storyteller exclusively on our digital platforms. In this position you will be tasked with curating and posting web content, photo galleries and video to our website as well as doing digital reports and appearing on our digital platforms. Two or more years' experience as an MMJ is preferred, but not necessary. EOE

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
• Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines
• Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects to isolate pertinent facts and details
• 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
• Produces and presents reports for all platforms
• Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
• Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms
• Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
• Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

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, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office 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

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