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Multimedia Journalist

WXYZ

Detroit, MI 05-08-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
WXYZ, the E.W. Scripps ABC station in Detroit, Michigan is hiring a Multimedia Journalist. As a pioneer in broadcasting with a legacy dating back to 1948, WXYZ has a rich history of delivering impactful news coverage to the Detroit community. The ideal candidate will contribute to our tradition of excellence, bringing a passion for storytelling, investigative reporting, and a commitment to journalistic integrity.

WHAT YOU'LL DO:
• 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.
• Produce packaged reports and go live from the scene when necessary.
• Help news producers prepare newscasts by identifying the best video, sound and showcasing elements.
• Organize material, determine emphasis, and write stories 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.
• Work cooperatively with photographer assigned to story if one is assigned.
• Assist online staff in preparing multimedia stories.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
• Bachelor's degree in related discipline or equivalent years of experience preferred.
• Generally, 3+ years of experience in related field preferred.

WHAT YOU'LL BRING:
• Strong communication skills, oral and written.
• Storytelling ability.
• 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.
• Computer literate, including newsroom computer systems.
• Proficient at posting content to various platforms.
• Strong organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills.
• Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.
• Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds.
• Valid driver's license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.
• The ability to work a flexible schedule is required for this position, as fill-in work will 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-r1k3ne-44-222-104-206-42 in your application.

Company Profile
WXYZ

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.