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Multimedia Journalist Job

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Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc

Youngstown, OH

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WKBN & WYTV in Youngstown, Ohio are looking for a part-time, off-camera Video Journalist to help create content for our morning newscasts. You'll get to do a little bit of everything: edit, shoot, write and produce.

This is an excellent opportunity for a recent or soon-to-be graduate to get their foot in the door at a well-respected news organization.

JOB SUMMARY: Research, writing, capturing visual content and editing general assignment stories for multiple platforms.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

* Produce content for multiple platforms, including TV, internet, mobile, etc.

* Work with management to enterprise and develop stories on a daily basis.

* Demonstrate compelling storytelling using dynamic live shots and stand-ups, creative graphics, and use of digital and social media platforms.

* Organize material, determine angle or emphasis, and write story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.

* Gather and verify factual information regarding stories through interview, observation and research.

Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

* Knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment.

* Conflict management.

* Detail oriented.

* Demonstrate editorial judgment using knowledge of journalism ethics and libel laws.

* Strong on-air reporting, writing, and technical skills.

Education/Experience: Bachelors degree Journalism required (equivalent years of experience may substitute for education) (3) three years experience as a multi-platform journalist.

Training/Equipment: Camera and camera equipment.

Work Environment/Mental/Physical Requirements: Position requires the operation of camera, camera equipment, computer and editing machine, and transport of equipment weighing up to 60 lbs. High stress environment with deadline pressures. Travel will be required on a regular basis. Work may be performed in extreme outdoor temperatures. A valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record are required.

NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.


REVISED: 04/17/2014

Job Criteria:

Start Date:

Position Type: Part-Time Permanent

Years of Experience Required:

Education Required:

Overnight Travel:

Vacation Time:

Job Benefits:

Health/Dental Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Paid Holidays, Vacations, and Sick Leave, Life and/or Disability Insurance

Company Profile:

WKBN is a leader in local television programming and news. Serving Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, the station operations and studios are located in Youngstown, Ohio.

Our parent company, Nexstar Media Group is one of the most progressive media companies in the nation and is investing in Youngstown and its properties, its people and its communities.

Careers here can range from video news journalism to engineering and IT, to sales and more. We are always looking for talented, hard-working, and enthusiastic people to join our team.


Company info

Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc
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Company Profile
On December 30, 2003, Nexstar completed its acquisition of Quorum Broadcast Holdings, LLC, which owned and operated 11 stations and provided management, sales or other services to an additional five stations. Over the past few years we have more than doubled the size of our portfolio, and including the recently announced acquisition of WTAJ in Altoona, PA, Nexstar will own, operate, program or provide sales and other services to 49 television stations covering 27 markets and reaching approximately 9.2 million of US television households or 8.25% of the US television market. In 17 of the 27 markets that we serve, we own or provide services to more than one station.

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