Multimedia Journalist

Aiken Standard

Aiken, South Carolina

Date Posted November 18, 2022
Industry Newspapers / Wires, Digital Media
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable
Website http://aikenstandard.com

Description:

Aiken Standard
Notice of Job Opening
Position: Multimedia Journalist 

AikenStandard.com and The Aiken Standard, an award-winning daily community newspaper serving Aiken, S.C. area, is seeking a Multimedia Journalist (MMJ) to add to its news gathering team. Your responsibilities as a MMJ will include reporting, shooting and editing news stories, writing, developing contacts, as well as other responsibilities as assigned. You will be expected to produce daily content on a variety of platforms including the internet, social networking sites and mobile phones.

This is a full-time position including benefits; salary is negotiable and will be commensurate to experience. Experienced journalists and recent college graduates encouraged to apply.

Aiken is located across the Savannah River from Augusta, Ga., home of The Masters. Learn more about our community at VisitAikenSC.com. The Aiken Standard is owned by Evening Post Publishing Newspaper Group, parent company to our sister paper, The Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C. 

 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong news judgment and writing skills
  • Sharp video shooting and editing skills
  • Solid storytelling ability
  • Smooth/pleasant delivery
  • Previous experience in a newsroom environment 

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • General assignment and beat reporting
  • Generating story ideas and localizing national headlines
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Taking photographs and video to accompany stories
  • Utilizing social media daily to post articles and for community engagement
  • Monitor and cover breaking news as needed

 

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in journalism or communications
  • Strong skills with technology, video production, editing and AP style
  • Ability to prioritize workload and self-manage projects, handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines
  • Must have and maintain a valid license and a good driving record
  • Sharp news judgment
  • Ability to work well independently and with a team
  • A self-starter and who can generate his or her own story ideas on a daily basis
  • Ability to demonstrate enterprise reporting and creativity in storytelling
  • Exemplary communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to maintain an active social media presence to build your brand and solicit original story ideas
  • Knowledge of the community of Aiken, S.C., and surrounding cities a plus

 

How to apply:

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and clips or link to your online demo reel to Executive Editor John Boyette at jboyette@aikenstandard.com. Deadline to apply is Dec. 31, 2022. No phone calls, please. 

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.