Multi Media Journalist

Location
Westbrook, Maine
Salary
competitive
Posted
Nov 29, 2018
Function
Production
Metro Area
Other
Duration
Full Time

WMTW-TV, Portland Maine's ABC affiliate, is looking for a Multimedia Journalist that has the ability to generate story ideas, write to video, and do compelling live shots. We are seeking a self-motivated individual who wants to win each day. The Multimedia Journalist should be an accurate, ethical, compelling storyteller with a team attitude. The right candidate loves telling stories and delivering them LIVE to the viewers. This person will produce content on-air, on-line, and for our mobile devices. We are looking for someone who can shoot and edit video and has a passion for journalism and bringing the viewer the “big story”. 


Job Responsibilities

  • Gather information for stories and live reports for newscasts that could include mornings, nights and weekends.   Variable shift possible.
  • Put together high-quality packages.  
  • Coverage of breaking news and sports
  • Develop sources and generate story ideas
  • Shoot live shots and live Interviews
  • Shoot and track news stories
  • Work with reporters on packages, special reports and documentaries

Experience Requirements:

  • At least one-year television news reporting, photography and editing    
  • Breaking news/sports reporter
  • Creative writer and packager
  • Military multimedia experience will be considered

Qualifications Requirements:                                                            

  • Works quickly and efficiently
  • Good personality.  Must connect with viewers
  • Must enjoy being part of a team.
  • Excellent writing and packaging skills
  • Must be able to provide samples of reporting and photography.
  • Ability to develop contacts and generate stories.
  • Ability to shoot and edit high quality video 
  • Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production                    

Education:                            

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field.
  • Military multimedia training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) will be considered with appropriate experience  



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