Nexstar Media Group

  • Reporter, MultiMedia Journalist

    Requisition ID
    2019-5181
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-AR-Fayetteville
    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

    KNWA-TV/KFTA-TV, NBC and FOX affiliates in Northwest Arkansas, are looking for an experienced journalist to join our MMJ Reporter Team.

     

    We’ve got a great newsroom in a great market, and we need a storyteller who understands the angles, knows how to work contacts, enterprises, one-man-bands, wins on social media, and enjoys the hectic pace of a newsroom. 

     

    Above all, we're looking for someone with an optimistic outlook and a winning attitude.

     

    Send your best material to Lisa Brence, news director, lbrence@knwa.com or: KNWA-TV/KFTA-TV 609 W Dickson Street, Suite 300, Fayetteville, AR 72701.

        

    Northwest Arkansas is a rapidly growing and vibrant community filled with rolling hills, rivers, lakes and Fortune 500 company headquarters. Our population just crossed 500k and is rising. Why? Because high-end business industries are here and they are bringing in some of the best talent in their fields, cost of living is low, quality of living is high and we fill up our days/nights with world-class museums, performing arts centers, major sporting venues, amazing concerts, fantastic foodie destinations and tons of community-centric events. 

     

    In fact, U.S. News ranks Fayetteville fourth best place to live in the country:  http://realestate.usnews.com/places/arkansas/fayetteville

     

    Our employees love it here too!

    WATCH: https://youtu.be/w9fC5DWe3nM

     

     

    The Multimedia Journalist Reporter produces, reports, shoots, writes, voices, edits and feeds news production content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.

     

    Our newsroom is forward-thinking and built on a strong emphasis of positive reinforcement, feedback, growth and development of talent and a desire to win. We are consistently winning awards from our local audiences for our commitment to our community and our service-centered sense of duty. Whether you are looking for a place to settle in or a place to equip yourself and launch into that “big step” – we have a proven track record of providing both outcomes. 

     

    KNWA-TV/KFTA-TV is an equal opportunity employer.

    Essential Duties and 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
    • 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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