Full Time Job

Weekday Reporter / Weekend Producer

Nexstar

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.

Skills:
• 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

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Company Profile
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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