MULTI-MEDIA JOURNALIST (MMJ/REPORTER)

JOB TITLE: MULTI-MEDIA JOURNALIST (MMJ/REPORTER)

JOB SUMMARY:

If you have the desire to win, initiative, and the ability to reflect on your work and apply feedback, then we have the job for you. WMTV, the NBC-affiliate in Madison, Wis., has an immediate opening on our award-winning news team for a Multi-Media Journalist (MMJ/Reporter). We need someone who can find the stories behind press releases, someone who can develop sources and produce original “Only On” content, and someone who can take our digital game to the next level. There is no room in this newsroom for bad attitudes or people who rely on the Assignment Desk for story ideas.

The ideal candidate will possess versatility, speed and accuracy when it comes to gathering and verifying facts, shooting and editing video, and writing. You must have exceptional reporting skills and live delivery, news judgement and ethics. NBC15 is a multi-platform organization and qualified candidates will excel in traditional television storytelling, as well as digital innovation. Previous experience is preferred.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

  • Write and post copy daily on all digital platforms as new information is learned. This includes NBC15.com, social media, our news app, OTT and within our television newscasts.

  • Execute a daily digital plan tailored to your assignment and long-term projects. This includes posting to social media throughout your shift, identifying opportunities for live streaming on our website and Facebook, getting live and user-generated content to our News Now Desk, and sending “recruit to view” push alerts.

  • Understand our DMA, key target audiences and where they live.

  • Develop sources within the community to gain unique, “Only On” insight and reports on important and impactful issues.

  • Pitch two, leadable and/or original story ideas daily.

  • Strong research skills, ability to employ critical thinking skills to dig and go “beyond the press release” and/or confirm incoming news tips via email or social media.

  • Work with a sense of immediacy independently and as a team.

  • Potential and drive to fill-in anchor, when needed.
  • QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A college degree in journalism or related field. At least two or more years of newsroom experience preferred.

  • A strong candidate will have an established and responsible presence on digital platforms, including station website, social media and OTT.

  • Understanding of and adherence to AP Style (on digital platforms) and broadcast writing for television.

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), proven news judgement, ethics and integrity.

  • Strong work ethic, organizational and leadership skills. Must be able to work quickly, make deadlines, multi-task and show composure, especially during breaking news.

  • Ability to work long hours/overtime, weekends, and overnights as needed for breaking news and specialized coverage.

  • Must be able to carry 35+ pounds of gear, and be experienced in shooting and editing unique content.
  • TO APPLY:

    Please apply online at www.gray.tv/applynow. To find our open positions, scroll down and click “Jobs By Location” (Madison, Wis.) or “Jobs By Business” (WMTV). All applications, resumes and cover letters must be received through this platform. Please share on your application where you heard of this opening. No phone calls or agents, please. If necessary, email questions to WMTV HR at personnel@nbc15.com. Pre-employment background checks and drug screening are a condition of employment. You must possess a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record.

    WMTV NBC15 is drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in the hiring, training, or promotion of employees by reasons of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, physical or mental handicap, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or age. Gray Television, Inc., our parent company, participates in E-Verify.

    Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. We own and operate leading media outlets in more than 90 markets throughout the country – all delivering the news, weather, sports and entertainment that millions of our neighbors count on every day. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.