Full Time Job

Sports Multimedia Journalist


Arlington, VA 09-06-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

ABC7-DC has an immediate opening for a Sports Multimedia Journalist (MMJ). If you are a passionate and energetic storyteller who can enterprise and deliver fast-paced, visually compelling content on-air and online, then this may be the job for you. Our Sports MMJ will find and cover a variety of unique, local sports and sports-related human interest stories - with an emphasis on high school sports.

We need someone who understands the web/social media and can leverage skills across multiple platforms, while displaying in-depth technical knowledge of news production equipment including cameras and editing software. The ideal candidate will be able to bring our viewers and web consumers interesting, entertaining, outside-the-box conent - all while operating a variety of news production equipment effectively.

Skills and Experience:
• Must be a self-starter who thrives in fast-paced newsroom under deadline pressure and has experience in all facets of media

• Must have flexibility to research, shoot, edit, write and reort storeis, and be willing to put the time to track down important stories wherever they may lead.

• Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills

• Proficient at posting content to websites

• Must have sharp news judgement.

• Excellent technical skills

• The ability to work well independently

• Must have and maintain a valid license and a good driving record

Requirements and Qualifications:
• A minimum of 3 years reporting experience is required

• College degree in journalism or communications strongly preferred

• Experience with live shots is required

• Experience with Live-U is a plus

• Must be able to work flexible schedule as needed

• Must have mastery of social media tools, including Facebook and twitter and must understand how to properly leverage their use on-air and online

• Expected to produce daily content on a variety of platforms including, internet, social networking sites and mobile phones, in addition to television

While applying online, please include a link to your online demo reel

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

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