Full Time Job

Reporter, Multimedia Journalist


Harrisburg, PA 07-27-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

It's fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they are doing!

WHTM-TV/abc27 is looking for the next Multimedia Journalist to join our team. The ideal candidate has strong writing skills, active and engaging delivery, and a passion for storytelling. This MMJ will produce, report, shoot, write, voice, edit, and feed news production content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging, and meaningful.

Candidates must be a strong communicator and highly motivated. Previous on-air experience is preferred. Interested candidates should apply online and send their resume and reel to News Director Olivia Dangler at odangler@abc27.com.

Essential Duties:
• Reports news stories for broadcast and digital platforms
• Pitches leadable, enterprise stories that are relevant to the local community
• Gathers information through research, interviews, experience, or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social, or other functions
• Arranges and conducts live and recorded interviews
• Reviews copy and ensures accuracy in content, grammar and punctuation following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines
• 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
• Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
• Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements
• Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
• Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions
• Interacts with viewers/users on digital platforms
• 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
• Superior on-air presence
• Proficiency with computers, cell phones and other newsroom technology
• 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

Company Profile
Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.
External Application Page

The application for this position is hosted at the Employer's site. Click on the button below to open the application page in a new tab in your browser.

Apply at Employer's Site