Multimedia Journalist

Position: Multimedia Journalist (MMJ)
Department: News
Reports to: News Director
Date: 1/31/2018
Submitted by: Jayne Hodak
Position Available: Immediate

WJRT-TVT in Flint, MI has an exciting opportunity for a Multimedia Journalist (MMJ).

If you’re an MMJ who knows how to aggressively break and cover compelling news stories that our viewers care about – we want you on our team!
The ideal candidate demonstrates solid news judgment and storytelling abilities, with a passion for delivering original, imaginative content every day.
You will be expected to produce daily content on a variety of platforms including, live TV, internet, social networking sites and mobile.

You must approach each assignment with a passion for great, human stories, enjoy and remain active on social media and constantly be competing for the day’s top story.
You must be a dynamic reporter, pitch “enterprise” stories daily, be a great photographer and creative editor ; a storyteller with smart news judgment, excellent technical skills and the ability to work independently and with others, on deadline.
Great writing and a willingness to learn will earn you this position.
A positive, can-do attitude and a desire to win are essential.

Essential responsibilities include, but are not limited, to:
Identifying the day’s most important stories and sourcing materials relevant to your audience
Researching, writing and editing daily content for television and web platforms
Working with management and staff to generate stories and content
Meeting daily deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Write, shoot, edit and present compelling content both on-air and online.

Essential Qualifications include, but are not limited, to:
Experience with live shots and breaking news coverage - mandatory.
Ability to operate TVU and/or Dejero preferred.
Social media and web skills essential.
Candidates should also exhibit a good work ethic, strong people skills, the ability to be a team player and must maintain a professional attitude at all times.
At least two years of experience in a TV newsroom, as well as a college degree in broadcast journalism or a related field is preferred.
Experience with ENPS or non-linear editing software is a big plus.
This is a full time position offering competitive salaries with a competitive benefit package that includes medical/dental/vision plans as well as a 401k plan.
Passing a drug screening and motor vehicle records check are conditions of employment. Gray Television, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. Hours, shifts, responsibilities are flexible and are subject to change at the News Directors discretion.
To apply, please send a resume, demo reel and cover letter to:
www.gray.tv/applynow for WJRT.

or mail: Jayne Hodak
News Director
WJRT-TV
2302 Lapeer Road
Flint, MI 48503
*******NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE*****

Additional Info:
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Disclaimer: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and key responsibilities and essential duties of work performance by employees within this classification. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees to do this job. The job description is not an employment contract. Our company reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license in good standing.