Multimedia Journalist

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Job ID:
2012
Position Type:
Full-Time/Regular
Job Category:
News
Location: Fort Smith, AR US
Station Name:
KHBS/KHOG-TV

Job Description

KHBS/KHOG is looking for a Multimedia Journalist that has the ability to generate story ideas, write to video, and do compelling live shots. We are seeking a self-motivated individual who wants to win each day. The Multimedia Journalist should be an accurate, ethical, compelling storyteller with a team attitude. The right candidate loves telling stories and delivering them LIVE to the viewers.  This person will be based at our Fort Smith station and will produce content on-air, on-line, and for our mobile devices. We are looking for someone who can shoot and edit video and has a passion for journalism and bringing the viewer the “big story”.

Job Responsibilities:                                                                                                     

  • Gather information for stories and live reports for newscasts that could include mornings, nights and weekends.  This is primarily an overnight shift.
  • Put together high quality packages.  
  • Coverage of breaking news.
  • Develop sources and generate story ideas.
  • Shoot live shots and live interviews.
  • Shoot and track news stories.
  • Work with reporters on packages, special reports and documentaries.

Required Skills

  • Works quickly and efficiently.
  • Good personality.  Must connect with viewers.
  • Must enjoy being part of a team.
  • Excellent writing and packaging skills.
  • Must be able to provide samples of reporting and photography.
  • Ability to develop contacts and generate stories.
  • Ability to shoot and edit high quality video. 
  • Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production.                        

Education:                            

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field or equivalent work experience 

Required Experience

  • Prefer one year television news reporting, photography and editing    
  • Creative writer and packager
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