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Multi-Media Journalist WALA

Meredith


Location:
Mobile, AL
Date:
05/22/2017
Categories:
  • Arts / Entertainment / Media
  • Journalism
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Job Details

Description:
3210 WALA

WALA is the Meredith Corporation owned FOX affiliate serving the Mobile/Pensacola DMA. FOX10 is a first class media organization that is committed to providing our viewers and web users with information that significantly benefits and enriches their lives. We are searching for candidates who are equally committed to media excellence. FOX10 and fox10tv.com are located in the picturesque Gulf South – home to Mardi Gras, sandy white beaches, year-round outdoor activities and world class seafood. If you are interested in joining a fun, friendly and passionate team that is focused on customer satisfaction and committed to our viewers, then we would like to hear from you.

The WALA Reporter (Multi-Media Journalist) researches, writes, reports, limited anchor duties, shoots video and edits news material for television newscasts and all WALA news platforms, including digital and smart phones. 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 Newsperson contributes live shots utilizing microwave, satellite and other technology for feeding stories to Content Center. The individual will be called upon to represent WALA in public in a professional and courteous manner.

Essential Job Functions

60% - Writes, reports, shoots and edits video news stories from concept to finish; contributes copy stories to newscasts and digital platforms. 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% - Maintains contacts within business community to report promptly on new or continuing events.

15% - 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.

Mimimum Qualifications:

All must be met to be considered.

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.

Experience:

Two or three years television reporter/photojournalist experience.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to meet deadlines.

Non-linear editing experience preferred.