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Multimedia Journalist, Job #21-14

Updated: 07/23/2014 4:02 PM
Created: 07/19/2013 9:14 AM WHEC.com

WHEC TV, the Hubbard Broadcasting owned NBC affiliate in Rochester, NY is looking for a "Multimedia Journalist" - a reporter/photographer/editor who will produce content on air and online. As a Multimedia Journalist, you'll shoot, write and edit stories using the latest, state-of-the-art digital equipment. We’re looking for a journalist that can enterprise local hard news stories that make a difference.

DUTIES: 

  • Responsible for reporting and shooting local news stories
  • Research and schedule news stories, gather information, write stories, interview subject and reports on-air.
  • Shoot and edit non-linear for broadcasts.
  • Enterprise stories in line with our brand on a daily basis.
  • Assist in the production of news broadcasts, web and social media.  Develop and maintain local news contacts.
  • Responsible for writing, reporting, shooting, editing and posting news stories on a daily basis either individually or with others.
  • Maintain appropriate and strict standards regarding wardrobe, hair, cosmetics and grooming as directed by management.
  • This position will require use of cameras, research sources and editing equipment.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Prior experience in news reporting
  • Proven abilities in live reporting
  • Investigative skills
  • Prior anchoring experience a plus
  • Abilities in critical thinking, quick and effective decision making, live ad-libbing and maintaining performance under extreme pressure and on strict deadline required.
  • Knowledge of photojournalism and non-linear editing a must
  • Professional, consistent on-air appearance
  • Must be flexible to work any assigned shift including nights, weekends, holidays; and extended hours
  • Must have a valid driver's license and a safe driving history as determined by the Company.  Driving record will be checked.

Please submit a demo tape in DVD format or a demo reel link of your on-air experience along with your resume and cover letter.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must be able to stand for long periods of time, lifting up to 50 lbs. (camera equipment) and have good verbal, visual and manual skills. Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  The Company will make reasonable physical accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions. 


APPLY TO:

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
Job #21-14
191 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604
Fax: (585) 454-7433
Email: kknox@whec.com
No Telephone Calls Please
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER



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