Nexstar Media Group

  • Multi-Media Journalist

    Requisition ID
    2018-2854
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-IL-Rockford
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 169 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.9% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC. Learn more at www.nexstar.tv.

     

    EEO Statement:

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    Position Summary

     

    WTVO/WQRF is searching for a Multi-Media Journalist.  The successful candidate will have the ability to work as a solo journalist to deliver news to our audience both on air and online; strong shooting and editing are a must.

    A successful candidate will be asked to work solo on general assignment stories and will be a major part of the station’s online success by posting timely updates, stories, and other content on Mystateline.com and our social media platforms.

    We are looking for someone who actively engages in all of the tenets of journalism. The successful candidate must demonstrate the desire to put journalistic skills such as shooting, editing, newsgathering, writing, interviewing, reporting and ethical decision-making into practice on a daily basis.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:  

    • Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events
    • Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories
    • Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines
    • Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects to isolate pertinent facts and details
    • Determines a story’s emphasis, length and format, and organizes material accordingly
    • Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information
    • Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions
    • Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community
    • Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
    • Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions
    • Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts
    • Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements
    • Shoots and edits news events and news reports
    • Produces and presents reports for all platforms
    • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
    • Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms
    • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
    • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

     

    Requirements & Skills:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
    • Fluency in English
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required
    • Superior on-air presence
    • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
    • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
    • Flexibility to work any shift

    Physical Demands & Work Environment:

    The Multimedia Journalist Reporter 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 Multimedia Journalist Reporter must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 35 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.

     

    Nexstar Broadcasting is an equal opportunity employer

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