Candidates should have prior experience as a broadcast reporter or photojournalist for a broadcast news station or news website. Duties of this job include reporting, creative shooting, writing, editing and posting of news stories, both hard news and features. Must have strong writing skills and must be able to work well under strict deadline pressure. Must have solid people skills and be able to function in a “team” environment when working with reporters and producers. Microwave live truck and/or TVU operation. Must be a self-starter, with knowledge of and ability to operate state-of-the-art television news equipment as well as website publishing.
We prefer a candidate with a Broadcast Journalism or a related field or broadcast news experience. Prior experience as a broadcast news photographer or MMJ is preferred. Strong computer and graphics skills. Write, shoot, and edit effective news topical; recognizing the importance of promoting the WOWT news product. This includes using all platforms; Facebook, Twitter, WOWT.com, snipes, app and text alerts. Coordinate with reporters, anchors, and producers to effectively promote daily news stories. Assist in marinating the highest quality standards, and work procedures. This includes actual on-air material, presentations, and simple dub procedures. May act as grip for other writer/producers during shoots, this would involve helping to stop equipment, teardown equipment, and loading of equipment from and into vans. Microwave live truck operation. May also setup props in studio.
Ability to perform tasks associated with office duties. Valid driver’s license and good driving record (will be reviewed) Able to transport oneself to on location shoots. Sitting or standing for long periods of time. Able to carry moderately heavy equipment…cameras, tripods, ect. on a daily basis(approx 40lbs) May be working in extreme weather conditions heat or cold. Work schedule will vary due to production demands or possible permanent schedule changes, Work assignments will at times include evening, weekends and holidays. Regular and reasonable work attendance is required. Consistent tardiness will not be tolerated. Pre-employment drug screening and random drug testing is possible throughout employment.
Job Description is subject to change, and does include the right of management to add duties "as assigned
Applicant MUST provide a resume internet link (preferred) or DVD representative of his/her work. DVD’s will not be returned.
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