The Multi-Media Journalist researches, writes, captures visual content and edits general assignment stories for multiple platforms. The Multi-Media Journalist performs job duties of a news photographer, newscaster and news editor.
II. Essential Job Functions
Weight % Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results
30% Develops, writes, reports and edits video news stories from concept to finish. Uses research, interviews, and observation to compile information into a written story that is ready for multiple media platforms according to prescribed editorial style, station brand and format requirements.
20% Presents news stories or reports, including interviews or narration via on air, live from the set, taped, live remotes or live indoor locations or for multiple platforms in a professional and polished manner. This may include recorded commercials, public service and special event programs of a news nature, news-orientated promotional announcements and other similar duties.
20% Photographs and/or performs creative editing for news, weather and sports material (including news, weather and sports documentaries); sets up and operates lighting equipment for photography of news, weather and sports material (including news, weather and sports documentaries).
15% Generates enterprise story ideas, cultivates news sources and remains knowledgeable regarding places, events and people in the news.
15% Provides daily story notes outlining ideas for future stories. Passes along facts concerning ongoing projects. Provides progress reports on story checks. Shares information relating to upcoming events, meetings or story developments.
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.
Three years experience in print or broadcast journalism.
Experience reporting or shooting news or at a commercial television station preferred.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must possess advanced understanding of legal and ethical issues impacting journalism
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to combine words and pictures into informative and interesting news stories, preferably AP style
Requires computer literacy, including newsroom computer systems, internet, and social media platforms
Ability to shoot video strongly preferred including knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment
Ability to edit stories as necessary, non-linear editing experience with final Cut Pro editing or similar equipment preferred
Strong initiative and self motivation to create news stories
Ability to perform quality work in high-pressure deadline situations
Able to balance between planning ahead and getting results
Advanced knowledge of the locale, governing bodies, demographics and public figures preferred
Valid Driver’s license and cleaning driving record required
% Travel Required (Approximate): 50% (extensive local travel to news locations).
IV. Core Values | Attributes expected for job success. (Check “Individual Contributor” or “Leader”)
X Individual Contributor Leader | Anyone with one or more direct reports.
∙ Customer Focus
∙ Results Orientation ∙ Direction & Alignment
∙ Planning & Organizing
∙ Talent Development
∙ Results Orientation
V. Work Environment
Physical Work Area:
Newsroom and remote local locations where news is taking place.
Office Equipment and/or Machines:
Camera, edit machine, computer, printer
Frequency Abbreviations | Please match with each activity.
S = Seldom | M = Monthly | W = Weekly | D = Daily | H = Hourly
Activity Frequency Activity Frequency
Hear or understand verbal communication H Squat, bend, kneel, crawl D
Understand/process written communication H Walk, run D
Communicate verbally H Climb S
Communicate in writing H Sit H
Read or check documents for accuracy H Stand up to 2 hours at a time H
Use keyboard to enter or revise words or data H Stand more than 2 hours at a time H
Use computer monitor H Lift up to 20 pounds H
Work with heavy or hazardous equipment W Lift between 21 – 50 pounds H
Operate an automobile or van H Lift between 51 – 100 pounds SIdentify and distinguish colors D Lift more than 100 pounds S
Reach for and grasp objects H Carry up to 20 pounds H
Exercise manual dexterity and fine motor skills H Carry between 21 – 50 pounds H
Perform complex mental operations H Carry between 51 – 100 pounds S
Adhere to strict deadlines H Carry more than 100 pounds S
Perform work with a high degree of accuracy