Nexstar Media Group

  • Digital reporter/MMJ

    Requisition ID
    2019-6298
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-TX-Odessa
    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

    KMID Big 2 News, a Digital First operation with a focus on delivering local content on a 24/7 basis across all platforms, is seeking a Digital Multimedia Journalist to join the digital team in the news department. The Digital Multimedia Journalist will produce original, engaging content for publication on our digital platforms.

     

    YOUR RESUME MUST INCLUDE A LINK TO A REEL OF YOUR WORK TO BE CONSIDERED.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Must know how to edit compelling, high graphic, and entertaining stories
    • Shoot news video stories, including daily news, special news, features, sports and live events
    • Takes direction from, and interact with, the digital producers/managers, Live Video & Program Producer
    • Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories
    • Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information
    • Pitches stories to digital managers and digital producers which are relevant to the local community
    • Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
    • Discusses issues with digital producers and/or digital/news managers to establish priorities or positions
    • Checks reference materials such as public records, credible online sources, or news files to obtain relevant facts
    • Revises work to meet editorial approval
    • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
    • Maintains presence and engages professionally on social media
    • Maintains and operates camera equipment as was as company vehicle safety and efficiently

     

    Requirements & Skills:

    • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
    • One year of video photography and editing preferred
    • Ability to edit raw video to digital form in a manner to complete the story for the user
    • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
    • Superior mobile multitasker with an understanding of how news is consumed in the digital environment
    • Digitally proficient and self-educating on new applications and tech
    • Comprehensive experience with content management systems and SEO
    • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize assignments
    • Detail-oriented
    • Must present professional image as a representative of the station at all times
    • Valid driver's license and good driving record
    • Flexibility to work any shift including weekends

     

     

    Physical Demands & Work Environment:

    The Digital Video Reporter must be able to conduct telephone or Internet video conversations, use email, operate a computer and editing machine/software, 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, you must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 60 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movement is required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions. Travel will be required on a regular basis.

     

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