Multimedia Journalist

Austin, TX

Full Job Description

Client Reference Code: 285810
Our Multimedia Journalists (MMJ) bring impactful, creative, local stories to viewers. The research,
develop, shoot, interview, edit, produce and deliver compelling, contextual coverage on deadline while
capturing quality visual content. Contributes to special features and stories. Participates in coordinating
coverage of major stories, breaking news, and specials.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create original news stories with a focus on character-driven, innovative storytelling; gather
    information for news stories using beat sources, contacts, and leads
  • Build contacts and sources within the assigned community
  • Report within assigned deadlines
  • Deliver news reports, including live reports, demonstrating energy, confidence, professional
    appearance and voice quality
  • Write, shoot and edit news stories for an assigned newscast or news series
  • Combine video, audio, and graphics to tell the story effectively
  • Work with a photographer on occasion
  • Work with assignment desk editors and production staff and independently in the news-gathering
    process
  • Manage general upkeep of assigned company equipment
  • Responsible for representing channel in a professional manner
  • Establish a community presence outside of the newscasts
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Must have sufficiently strong story development skills to submit original story ideas on a daily basis
  • Live shot experience required
  • Must be able to develop sources, work a beat, and break stories
  • Must have strong on-camera skills
  • Must have ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under time pressure deadline
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to clearly communicate solutions
  • Ability to relate well with diverse populations and age groups
  • Ability to interface with internal company personnel
  • Ability to handle breaking news on-air
  • Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solving
  • Must obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license for authorized driving in the State of residence

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field or comparable television work experience preferred
  • 3+ years of television news experience
  • Job Code: NJR310