• Full Time
  • LaGrange
Category:
News
Position/Title:
Digital MMJ – LaGrange
Details:
Digital Multimedia Journalist (LaGrange, GA Bureau)

WRBL -TV in Columbus, Georgia seeks a Digital Multimedia Journalist (LaGrange Bureau) to create and present news content for our local digital platforms from the viewing area and DMA counties proximate to LaGrange, GA.

The Digital Multimedia Journalist should be passionate about local news, innovative, focused on the mobile user, confident on camera, and full of creativity and initiative. The ideal candidate will be a self-starting journalist that is well-versed in video journalism, web content creation, and publishing using an ever-evolving set of multimedia tools and platforms. This position will gather and present live and recorded video segments, online, on mobile, and on social media. These segments will be original stories that break news, dig deeper into details of breaking stories, and uncover and discover enterprise topics. This position will have a strong understanding of how to effectively use social media to publicize stories and to connect with the audience.

Requirements & Skills:

  • Strong news writing and editing skills
  • Attention to journalistic integrity and best practices
  • Proficiency in web content management systems
  • Ability to create visually rich content such on various platforms
  • Must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail and quality
  • Some proficiency and working knowledge of multimedia/video tools and applications and basic Internet technologies such as HTML, RSS, FTP is beneficial
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record required and must be maintained

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The Digital Multimedia Journalist (LaGrange Bureau) must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the successful applicant must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

EEO Statement:  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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Vacancy Type:
Full Time
Date Posted:
12/28/2019
Closing Date:
2/28/2020
City:
Columbus – 31901
State:
Georgia
Experience:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Digital Multimedia Journalist (LaGrange Bureau) produces, reports, shoots, writes, voices, edits and feeds news content for all platforms (primarily digital and social distribution channels) in a manner that is clear, engaging, and meaningful to news consumers.
  • Develop strong sources and solidify presence on all key beats
  • Enterprise unique, impactful, and on-brand stories
  • Pitch and execute multiple stories daily which are relevant to the local community
  • Take the lead on breaking news from their primary area of coverage
  • Produce strong copy with correct grammar, punctuation, editorial style, and formatting to meet the requirements of each digital and social distribution platform
  • Produce video and audio content of varying formats to meet the requirements of each digital and social distribution platform
  • Update and maintain online & social media presence to connect and converse with audience and generate story leads and content
  • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity, timeliness, and production quality
  • Communication clearly, directly, and regularly with news teammates and other station departments
  • Write in-depth and sometimes investigative stories on relevant topics
  • Serve as an ambassador to the community by representing the station at community events and by participating in local civic groups and activities
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements:
Requirements & Skills:

  • Strong news writing and editing skills
  • Attention to journalistic integrity and best practices
  • Proficiency in web content management systems
  • Ability to create visually rich content such on various platforms
  • Must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail and quality
  • Some proficiency and working knowledge of multimedia/video tools and applications and basic Internet technologies such as HTML, RSS, FTP is beneficial
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record required and must be maintained

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The Digital Multimedia Journalist (LaGrange Bureau) must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the successful applicant must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

Additional Information:
EOE/MINORITIES/FEMALES/
VETERANS/DISABLED:
M/F/D/V
Contact:
Apply online at: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar
Apply Online URL:
https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nexstar/job/GA-Columbus/Engineer-I–Broadcast_REQ-2186
Job Req #:
2186
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