- Full Time
WQAD News 8, the Tribune owned affiliate in Moline, IL is seeking an experienced Multi-Media Journalist to join our news team. We are looking for an authentic, dynamic, engaging individual who can connect with an audience on all platforms and is a team player. The ideal candidate will have solid news judgment, strong reporting skills and experience as a videographer and nonlinear editor along with the ability to tell memorable stories and ad lib with ease.
If you are a serious, smart journalist who wants to work in an innovative environment, is driven and self-sufficient, apply now!Responsibilities
• Shoot, edit, write and produce news stories including vo’s, vo/sot’s and packages• Cover breaking news with a sense of urgency• Establish and maintain relationships/sources in the community• Produce content for Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites• Appear on camera as required for all platforms• Gather material on multiple stories per day – delivering content throughout the day on all platforms• Evaluate news leads and pitch unique stories that will get results and drive ratings; participate in the editorial process• Develop and execute enterprise content on a consistent basis• Perform other duties as assignedQualifications
• Bachelor’s degree preferred; equivalent experience required• 2+ years of MMJ experience• Proven track record delivering compelling and promotable stories• Ability to work in a rapid, fast-paced environment• Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
If you are interested in this position Send a resume to Alan Baker, News Director, WQAD News 8, 3003 Park 16th Street, Moline, Illinois 61265-6061 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org