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Multimedia Journalist

Hearst Television, Westbrook, ME, United States

The story is yours!

Salary min: $41,600

Salary max: $41,600

Duration: Full-Time


WMTW-TV, 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, online, and for our mobile devices. We are looking for someone who can shoot and edit videos 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.  
  • In-person attendance is required.

 

Experience Requirements: 

  • At least one year of 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: 

  • Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans.  Defense Information School (DINFOS) or other related military training and experience will be considered.
 

Additional Requirements:

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

About Hearst Television

Every career with Hearst Television is like a story. How it develops, where it takes you, the milestones you reach along the way – you’ve got a lot to look forward to as your unique career story unfolds.

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more.

Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies. It has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism and industry innovation, including the Walter Cronkite Award for political journalism, the national Edward R. Murrow Award, the DuPont-Columbia Award and the George Foster Peabody Award.

Want to learn more about Hearst Television? Visit Hearst Television's website.