Full Time Job

Reporter, Multimedia Journalist

Nexstar

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

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Nexstar
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.
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