Nexstar Media Group

  • MMJ / Host

    Requisition ID
    2019-5901
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-NV-Las Vegas
    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

    8 News Now, the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas, Nevada is seeking a dynamic, energetic, and experienced Host / Multi Media Journalist for our live lifestyle show, Las Vegas Now.   Las Vegas Now is a live talk show that combines paid segments along with entertainment, community and lifestyle segments. The live show airs Monday through Friday 3P to 4P every week.  The ideal Host will produce and conduct live and taped paid and non-paid interviews, segments and packages, go live in the field, participate in product demonstrations, produce segments in the studio and in the field.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assists with daily show preparation and content generation.
    • Ability to conduct live and taped interviews in studio and in the field
    • Assist the Executive Producer and Producer with booking guests, writing teases and other duties as assigned
    • Able to shoot, write and edit paid and non-paid stories
    • Participates in pre and post-show meetings.
    • Contributes content to the website and all digital platforms.
    • Interacts with viewers on social media. 
    • Produce sales segments (live and pre-taped) in rundown
    • Create and order graphics for paid/non-paid segments
    • Select or provide b-roll for interviews
    • Produce additional elements and lower thirds for segments
    • Call and schedule sales clients for in studio interviews and shoots
    • Meet with account executives regularly  
    • Assist with producing segments for fellow host
    • All other duties as directed by management.

     

    Requirements & Skills:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
    • Minimum of 1 year on-air hosting experience on Lifestyle Show or equivalent
    • Must have a minimum of 1 year experience as MMJ including shooting, writing and editing long and short form packages, vignettes, Facebook lives and other on air or digital assignments as needed
    • Strong interviewing and interpersonal skills.
    • Writes and delivers interviews and stories in a clear and concise manner.
    • Must work professionally and collaboratively and help foster a team environment with co-workers.
    • Professional interaction and collaboration with clients and guests is required
    • Ability to carry out sales segments as assigned
    • Proficiency with computers, telephones, and other office equipment
    • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Flexibility to work any shift, weekends and holidays as needed.
    • Fluency in English

     

     

    Physical Demands & Work Environment:

    The live show Host 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 in close proximity to others, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the live show Host must 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.

     

    EEO Statement:  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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