Date Posted August 13, 2022
Industry TV Jobs
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Description:

Job Description

WMTW Portland, Maine's ABC affiliate is looking for a smart, creative, and enthusiastic newsroom professional to join our award-winning team in Portland, Maine. A vision for success is critical, as is a drive to win weather, breaking news, and the big story as we live the "Maine's Total Weather & News" brand every day. The candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to multi-task in the most efficient manner with exceptional communication skills, under strict deadlines.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Maintain contact with various police, business, and government agencies.
  • Answer phones, dispatch crews, listen to scanners/pager, follow social media to develop stories for use on-air and digitally.
  • Manage day file/planner-inputting information on upcoming events with background and contact information.
  • Coordinate and fulfill requests from other Hearst and ABC affiliates, as well as the network.
  • Working with and guiding reporters in story production.
  • Selecting and writing content for wmtw.com and the WMTW Mobile App.
  • Create social media posts for use on the station's Facebook and Twitter pages.
  • Ability to work varying shifts, including nights, overnights, and weekends.
  • In-person attendance is required.
Experience Requirements:
  • Previous experience in a newsroom preferred.

Qualifications Requirements:
  • Strong news judgment, ethics, and knowledge of legal standards are a must.
  • Excellent writing, spelling, grammar, and copy-editing skills
  • Someone with a working knowledge of state government and the court system is preferred.
  • Knowledge of CMS, Photoshop, and HTML is a plus, but not required

Education:
  • Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered.

Additional Requirements:

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.