Multimedia Journalist

WCYB-TV, Bristol, Virginia

Date PostedSeptember 20, 2017
IndustryTV Jobs
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Description:

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

WCYB-TV, Bristol, TN/VA, serving the Tri-Cities DMA, seeks a dynamic Multimedia Journalist to join our #1 news operation.

Qualified applicants must have a daily passion to cover local news and a competitive spirit to pitch quality, hard-news, enterprise stories that will lead our newscasts. You must possess a commanding on-camera presence and a conversational reporting style. Live-reporting experience is essential. You must demonstrate a visually compelling shooting technique and complementary video-editing abilities. More importantly, you must possess critical thinking skills, intellectual curiosity and a healthy skepticism towards conventional wisdom. That means you are exacting with the facts, you crave asking hard questions that get to the heart of the story and you have an outstanding writing ability that conveys those facts and interviews in an easy-to-understand manner. You must do all of the above with integrity and the utmost in ethical standards.

Additionally, you must show that you are an exemplary newsroom citizen; a team player who works well with others and performs under pressure quickly, efficiently and consistently. The successful candidate for this position will also have a “digital first” approach to reporting with demonstrable skills in AP-style writing for the web, as well as our social media platforms. You will be expected to produce daily content on a variety of platforms including the internet, social networking sites and mobile phones, in addition to television.

Your responsibilities as an MMJ will include:

  • Reporting, shooting and editing news stories
  • Enterprising story ideas, developing contacts
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Skills:

  • Sharp news judgment
  • Excellent technical skills
  • The ability to work well independently
  • Must have and maintain a valid license and a good driving record

Experience:

  • A minimum of 2 years reporting experience
  • Experience with live shots is required
  • Experience with Live-U is a plus

While applying online, please include a web link of your recent work. If you do not have a web link, please apply online and then send a non returnable DVD to:hr@wcyb.com or to the mailing address below:

WCYB
Attn: HR Department
101 Lee Street, Bristol, VA 24201

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

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