Nexstar Media Group

  • Reporter/Multimedia Journalist

    Requisition ID
    2019-5416
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-CT-New Haven
    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

    WTNH/News 8 is looking for a self-starting news reporter/MultiMedia Journalist to join our award winning news team. We seek a great storyteller who is comfortable handling a wide range of story assignments.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    WTNH/News 8 is looking for a self-starting news reporter/MultiMedia Journalist  to join our award winning news team. We seek a great storyteller who is comfortable handling a wide range of story assignments.

     

    Experience:       

    Report news and feature stories, blogs and other material originated by the reporter, or assigned by the editor, and read them accurately, clearly and concisely and in an engaging manner.

     

    Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Build network of informational sources that will enable the Company to stay ahead of its competitors.
    • Develop ideas for news, feature and enterprise pieces, as well as investigative stories.
    • Collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation.
    • Gather accurate and interesting information for newscast presentations.
    • Present clear, creative and accurate live shots.
    • Produce accurate, complete and compelling news copy on deadline.

    Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

    • Excellent reading, writing, spelling, grammar and organizational skills.
    • Promotes teamwork and maintains attitude of cooperation with all station personnel.
    • Proficient at screening and logging video tapes and providing written editing instructions to tape editors.
    • Adept at ad-lib presentations, without aid of scripts and/or teleprompters.
    • Possess exceptional research skills.
    • Ability to prepare copy for WTNH digital platforms.
    • Must be willing and able to work all shifts, including nights, overnights, early mornings, mornings, weekends, and holidays.

    Requirements: 

    Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field preferred, with minimum of (2) two years’ experience as news reporter. Training/Equipment: Operate newsroom computer systems.

    Additional Information: Work Environment/Mental/Physical Requirements: High stress environment with deadline pressures. Travel will be required on a regular basis. Position requires the transport of equipment weighing up to 60 lbs. Position often requires work in extreme outdoor temperatures. 

     

    You must apply online to be considered for this position.

     

    WTNH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. A satisfactory pre-employment background check will be required.

     

    EOE/MINORITIES/FEMALES/VETERANS/DISABLED

     

    NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.

     

    ********* EOE/MINORITIES/FEMALES/VETERANS/DISABLED *********

     

    WTNH is an equal opportunity employer that seeks diversity in our workforce. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

    News 8 WTNH/WCTX values the contribution of all of its employees. We recognize their efforts by offering a competitive compensation plan and an array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(K), and more. We are committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. Any job offer is conditional upon satisfactorily completing a background and DMV check

     

    To be considered for this position you must apply online via the Nexstar Media Group Career Portal: Please remember to attach your cover letter, resume and a link to your demo reel (if applicable).

     

    Nexstar Careers - First Time users must create an Account

    https://broadcastcareers-nexstar.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchLocation=12781-12791-New+Haven

    OR

    www.wtnh.com ABOUT US > JOBS > Search New Haven, CT

     

    Why work for us?

    News 8 Behind the Scenes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cD297vbpf0&t=25s 

     

     

    Corporate Job Description:

    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.

    • 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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