Nexstar Media Group

  • NYS Capitol Correspondent, MultiMedia Journalist

    Requisition ID
    2019-3850
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-NY-Albany
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% 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

    WTEN/WXXA in Albany, New York is looking for an experienced MMJ with a strong political interest and focus. This position will be responsible for generating daily in-depth content that will be provided to 8 stations across New York State.  This reporter will need to be aggressive when questioning lawmakers, conduct lengthy research, and create several stories a day. The office is based at the NYS Capitol in Albany, but work is not limited to that location.  This reporter will travel when necessary to be the face of stories impacting different regions of the state.  This may include regular trips to the other Nexstar markets they serve. A minimum of two years of on-air reporting/shooting/editing experience plus a college degree are required. A background in political science is preferred.  Creative writing/storytelling skills are essential along with a willingness to work hard to get the story. The ideal candidate has plenty of live experience and thrives in a competitive environment. This is a full time position with benefits.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Perform all duties necessary for the preparation and presentation of television news programs including, but not limited to, responsibilities for field reporting, writing, shooting, and editing, as assigned.

    • Maintain current knowledge of news events
    • Proficient in shooting and editing
    • Proficient in contributing to the web and social media
    • Develop and maintain contacts
    • Develop and research story ideas
    • Participate in daily news department meetings
    • Performs 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
    • Minimum two years’ experience in news reporting (Depending on market size)
    • 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 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.

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