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Multimedia journalist (Lawrence, Kansas)

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 11:29 -- Steven J Rottinghaus
Type: 
Full time
Opportunity: 
Job
Details: 

Summary:

Serves as a flexible, hardworking frontline Multimedia Journalist for 6News. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to those listed below:

  • Shoots compelling news video for utilization in our newscasts, online and social media platforms
  • Writes accurate, conversational and understandable news copy
  • Communicates news and information to viewers during newscasts, special reports and other news programming
  • Provides live coverage of breaking events
  • Works independently, crafting stories and showing solid news judgment and insight in his/her interpretation of events
  • Exhibits proficiency in end-to-end story development including shooting, scripting, editing, on-air and online posting, packaging and presentation, analysis and interpretation
  • Communicates effectively “live” and on-air, whether scripted or “on the fly”
  • Displays a dynamic and professional image to the community as on-air talent
  • Takes part in community activities and is active in station programs designed to reach out to the communities in our 6News coverage area
  • Produces newscasts as needed
  • Fill-in anchor as needed
  • Other responsibilities as determined or assigned

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to develop beat sources and story ideas
  • Ability to work effectively under deadline pressure
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A strong belief in local coverage
  • Reporting, research, interviewing and writing skills
  • Knowledge of AP style
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Knowledge of ENPS preferred
  • Knowledge of non-linear video editing systems preferred

Computer Skills:

Proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, Internet software, email, database software, video editing

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to work nights or weekends
  • Ability to travel out-of-town
  • Must be able to move/transport loads of 25 lbs. or more
  • Frequently works while standing
  • Works and travels in all types of weather conditions
  • Frequently required to verbally communicate with other employees and the public
  • Frequently required to sit continuously for extended periods of time

    Email resume and cover letter to Stefanie Bryant, news director/anchor, at sbryant@6newslawrence.com