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Multimedia Journalist

The E.W. Scripps Company
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
  • Job Code
    JR023312

WPTV Newschannel 5, the E.W. Scripps owned NBC affiliate, is looking for an experienced MMJ to join our team in the sunny Palm Beaches. Are you a seasoned news reporter who isn't happy unless you're leading a newscast? Do you consistently deliver enterprise content? If so, the number one station in West Palm Beach is looking for you!

The E.W. Scripps owned NBC affiliate is looking for experienced reporters to join our team.

Top candidates will have significant experience with LIVE/NOW storytelling. Your demo reel must show a proven track record of generating engaging standups/live shots, with urgency and impact language and character-driven stories. We are looking for self-starting market leaders who aren't afraid to ask questions. Understand, qualified candidates will have at least three years of experience or more.

The ideal candidates will be at home in the digital world -- using social media to engage and inform. Must be able to work efficiently under tight deadlines. At least three years of experience is required. The reporter is responsible for researching, writing, capturing visual content and editing stories for multiple platforms.

Primary Purpose

The Multimedia journalist is responsible for researching, writing, capturing visual content and editing stories for multiple platforms.

Key Activities

  • Receives assignment or evaluates news leads and news tips to develop story ideas.
  • Gathers and verifies factual information regarding stories through interview, observation, and research.
  • Organizes material, determines slant or emphasis, and writes story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
  • Shoots video and still photos to illustrate stories.
  • Edits, or assists in editing, videos for all multimedia platforms.
  • Appears on television program when conducting taped interview or narration
  • Gives live reports from site of event or mobile broadcast unit.
  • Work cooperatively with photographer assigned to story, if one is assigned.
  • Assist news producer in preparing newscast.
  • Assist online staff in preparing for multi media stories.
  • Report, write, capture quality visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as Internet and digital channels.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • Bachelors degree in broadcast journalism or related degree or equivalent years of experience
  • Minimum of two years of experience required, 3+ years preferred

Skills & Abilities

  • Computer literacy required, including newsroom computer systems.
  • Videography and non-linear editing experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment.
  • Edit video on Final Cut Pro editing systems, or similar equipment.
  • Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills.
  • Proficient at posting content to various websites.
  • Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.

Work Environment

  • Must be able to liftup to 75pounds.
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.
  • Schedule may include working evenings and weekends.
  • In the event of a local hurricane, stay at the station with the rest of the staff to help support the news organization.

About Scripps

The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) advances understanding of the world through journalism. As the nation's fourth-largest independent TV station owner, Scripps operates 60 television stations in 42 markets. Scripps empowers the next generation of news consumers with its multiplatform news network Newsy and reaches growing audiences through broadcast networks including Bounce and Court TV. Shaping the future of storytelling through digital audio, Scripps owns top podcast company Stitcher and Triton, the global leader in technology and measurement services. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way."

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.







Posted: 2020-03-15 Expires: 2020-04-13
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