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Newsperson Meteorologist Trainee WNEM


Saginaw, MI
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3000 Local Media Hdqtrs

The Newsperson Trainee position offers training in broadcast journalism and multi-platform news, specifically as a meteorologist. The duration of employment will be for one full year based at WNEM Saginaw with possible employment at other Meredith stations to follow. The Newsperson Trainee enterprises and generates daily news stories for live broadcast, station website(s) and all current and future media platforms.

In addition, the Newsperson Trainee:

• Researches, writes and reports a variety of hard news and investigative material

• Performs active stand-ups on location and in studio

• Shoots and edits news material

• Posts stories on station website(s)

• Uses smart phones to upload video and text content

• Strategically engages in social media

• Makes public appearances and performs other duties as assigned

Essential Job Functions

50% - Researches, writes and reports a variety of hard news material and investigative content. Works collaboratively with Photojournalists or alone and with producers and assignment desk staff. Writes conversational and straightforward news copy for broadcast, station website(s) and online platforms.

30% - Shoots and edits video using digital ENG gear; captures still pictures and video with smart phones; posts content to station website and other multi- media platforms.

20% - Represents station in the field on live shots and public appearances.

Minimum Qualifications:

All must be met to be considered.


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


Internship and/or college broadcasting experience

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to meet deadlines.

Willingness to relocate to any Meredith market, following training period at WNEM Saginaw

Ability to carry 40-100 pounds.

Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends.

Ability to shoot and edit with speed, efficiency and creativity in a newsroom or field environment.

Ability to produce high quality news stories across all content platforms.

Must have a valid Michigan's Driver's License and a clean driving record.

Non-linear editing experience preferred.

Strong people and interactive skills.