Digital Multimedia Journalist

Y City News, Zanesville, Ohio

Date PostedApril 13, 2018
IndustryDigital Media
SpecialtyLocal News
Job StatusFull-time
Salary18000-32000
Websitehttp://ycitynews.com
Description:

Digital Multimedia Journalist

At Y City News, we are a group of hard-working journalists with a passion for quality local news reporting. As a startup company, we are breaking tradition by blending the functions of broadcast, print, and digital news into one platform. We are seeking driven storytellers to join our team and lead the way in this brand new market.

On a daily basis, our Digital Multimedia Journalists:

Have the unique opportunity to take on a different title in the newsroom each day of the week. This position allows the MMJ to work the assignment desk one day, while reporting the next. Digital MMJs contribute to daily news meetings by pitching well-researched stories, establish working relationships with local community members, report on daily assignments, work the assignment desk, produce and edit news packages for an online audience, and engage with audience on social media (though not all at once). The ideas is to break up the monotony of a newsroom and avoid routines in order keep content fresh.

Preferred candidates are:

  • Innovators and adopters of new, digital technology

  • Passionate about community journalism and breaking news

  • Strong, visual storytellers with ability to research and conduct interviews

  • Enthusiastic, competitive and driven to produce quality work

  • Able to meet multiple deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced work environment

  • Able to work flexible hours, including weekends, nights, and some holidays

  • Team players who can work collaboratively with colleagues

  • Eager to learn

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Journalism, Communication, Media Production or related field

  • Previous newsroom internship or job preferred

  • Ability to shoot photographs and/or videos to accompany news articles and features

  • Ability to write news articles on deadline, sometimes several per day

  • Excellent news judgement skills, capable of identifying strong stories for coverage

  • Run social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

  • Strong leadership skills

How to apply? Send your resume, three recent examples of your journalistic work and a note of introduction to careers@ycitynews.com


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