Full Time Job

Weekday Reporter / Weekend Producer


Lansing, MI 09-11-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Do you love to write? Torn between wanting to tell one good story or put together one great show? Still trying to figure out whether to be a producer or a reporter? WLNS-TV, the CBS affiliate in Lansing, Michigan, has the perfect job for you.

We're looking for someone who can find and tell great stories three days a week and put together great shows on the weekends.

We want someone with superior writing skills – someone who can tell stories in a clear and compelling way – whether that's putting together a package during the week or putting together the first segment of the newscast on the weekends.

We are home to the state capital, a Big Ten university, and two General Motors plants. Because of that, we've got more news, sports, arts, and culture than markets much bigger than ours.

Include your resume and a link to your tape on your resume. Bonus points for a cover letter that tells us how you found and enterprised a story.

• Produces newscasts for broadcast across all platforms
• Superior writing skills to tell stories in a clear and compelling way
• Balances news and feature content to create compelling broadcasts
• Edits video
• Writes stories for the website and other eMedia platforms
• Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites
• Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:
• Bachelor's degree in Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
• Shooting, editing, and newsroom experience
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Minimum two years' experience in news operations (Depending on market size)
• Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• 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.

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