I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.
WNEM, a Meredith Corporation TV station, is recruiting for a Reporter/MMJ. The WNEM Reporter/MMJ researches, writes, reports, shoots video and edits news material for television newscasts and all WNEM news platforms and initiatives. This includes writing and posting daily on all digital platforms, and social media. The successful individual will furnish a wide variety of news content either working alone or in tandem with other field personnel. This position coordinates with Content Center/Assignment Desk and team of multi- media producers. The Reporter/MMJ contributes live shots utilizing microwave, satellite and other technology for feeding stories to Content Center. The individual will be called upon to represent WNEM in public in a professional and courteous manner.
II. Essential Job Functions
Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results
60% – Writes, reports, presents live from studio and in the field, shoots, edits video news stories from concept to finish; contributes copy stories to newscasts and digital platforms, plus fill-in anchoring. Performs live reports on daily basis. Generates story ideas, cultivates news sources and remains knowledgeable regarding places, events and people in the news, local or national.
15% – Contributes to our minute-by-minute digital news efforts on all platforms with web content, Facebook and Twitter posts and live digital reports utilizing any and all new technologies.
15% – Builds community contacts, provides daily story notes outlining ideas for future stories. Passes along facts uncovered concerning ongoing projects. Provides progress reports on story checks. Shares information relating to upcoming events, meetings or story developments. Presents stories via on air, live from the set, live remotes or live indoor locations.
10% -Serves as community ambassador for the news department. Responds to concerns of viewers. Makes personal appearances on behalf of the station. Attends station sponsored promotion events as scheduled.
III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.
Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.
At least one year experience in broadcast journalism. Experience reporting (MMJ) news at a commercial television station preferred.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must possess advanced understanding of legal and ethical issues impacting journalism.
Ability to combine words and pictures into informative and interesting news stories.
Ability to shoot, write and edit packaged reports.
Ability to handle breaking news live coverage.
Strong social media skills.
Advanced knowledge of the locale, governing bodies, demographics and public figures.
Ability to edit stories as necessary.
Ability to perform quality work in high pressure deadline situations.
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must possess valid Driver’s License with a good driving record.
% Travel Required (Approximate): 80% (local travel, daily),
It is the policy of Meredith to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Meredith will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
Equal Opportunity Employer