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Multimedia journalist (Kansas City)

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:23 -- Steven J Rottinghaus
Full time

The Better KC multimedia journalist researches, writes, captures visual content and edits general assignment stories for multiple platforms. The multimedia journalist performs job duties of a news photographer, newscaster and news editor.

Closing date: Feb. 10, 2018

Three years experience in print or broadcast journalism.

Experience reporting or shooting news or at a commercial television station preferred.

Must possess advanced understanding of legal and ethical issues impacting journalism.

Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to combine words and pictures into informative and interesting news stories, preferably AP style.

Requires computer literacy, including newsroom computer systems, internet and social media platforms.

Ability to shoot video strongly preferred, including knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment.

Ability to edit stories as necessary, non-linear editing experience with final Cut Pro editing or similar equipment preferred.

Strong initiative and self-motivation to create news stories.

Ability to perform quality work in high-pressure deadline situations.

Able to balance between planning ahead and getting results.

Advanced knowledge of the locale, governing bodies, demographics and public figures preferred.

Valid driver's license and cleaning driving record required.

Develops, writes, reports and edits video news stories from concept to finish.

Uses research, interviews and observation to compile information into a written story that is ready for multiple media platforms, according to prescribed editorial style, station brand and format requirements.

Presents news stories or reports, including interviews or narration via on air, live from the set, taped, live remotes or live indoor locations or for multiple platforms in a professional and polished manner. This may include commercials, public service and special event programs fo a news nature, news-orientated promotional announcements and other similar duties.

Photographs and/or performs creative editing for news, weather and sports material (including news, weather and sports documentaries); sets up and operates lighting equipment for photography of news weather and sports material (including news, weather and sports documentaries).

Generates enterprise story ideas, cultivates news sources and remains knowledgeable regarding places, events and people in the news.

Provides daily story notes outlining ideas for future stories. Passes along facts concerning ongoing projects. Provides progress reports on story checks. Shares information relating to upcoming events, meetings or story developments.

Additional information:

We are always on the lookout for bright, creative talent to be part of the Meredith team. Visit us today at http://www.meredith.com/viewjobopenings