West Palm Beach, FL
WPTV Newschannel 5, the E.W. Scripps owned NBC affiliate, is looking for an experienced MMJ to join our team in the sunny Palm Beaches. Are you a seasoned news reporter who isn't happy unless you're leading a newscast? Do you consistently deliver enterprise content? If so, the number one station in West Palm Beach is looking for you! The E.W. Scripps owned NBC affiliate is looking for experienced reporters to join our team. Top candidates will have significant experience with LIVE/NOW storytelling. Your demo reel must show a proven track record of generating engaging standups/live shots, with urgency and impact language and character-driven stories. We are looking for self-starting market leaders who aren't afraid to ask questions. Understand, qualified candidates will have at least five years of experience or more. The ideal candidates will be at home in the digital world -- using social media to engage and inform. Must be able to work efficiently under tight deadlines. At least three years of experience is required. The reporter is responsible for researching, writing, capturing visual content and editing stories for multiple platforms. Key activities • Receives assignment or evaluates news leads and news tips to develop story ideas. • Gathers and verifies facts regarding stories through interview, observation, and research. • Organizes material, determines slant or emphasis, and writes story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards. • Shoots video and still photos to illustrate stories. • Edits, or assists in editing, videos for all multimedia platforms. • Appears on television program when conducting taped interview or narration • Gives live reports • Work cooperatively with photographer assigned to story, if one is assigned. • Assist news producer in preparing newscast. • Assist online staff in preparing for multimedia stories. • Report, write, capture quality visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as Internet and digital channels. Education & Experience/Certifications • Bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism or related degree or equivalent years of experience • Minimum of three years of experience required, five years of experience preferred Skills & Abilities • Computer literacy required, including newsroom computer systems. • Videography and non-linear editing experience preferred. • Knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment. • Edit video on Final Cut Pro editing systems, or similar equipment. • Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills. • Proficient at posting content to various websites. • Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment. • Able to work weekends. Work environment • Valid Driver's License, good driving record and provide certificate of insurability with company required insurance limits. • Must be able to lift 40 pounds. • Schedule will include working weekends. About Scripps The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 33 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners. Scripps runs a collection of national journalism and content businesses, including Newsy, the next-generation national news network; podcast industry leader Stitcher; the fast-growing national broadcast networks Bounce, Grit, Escape and Laff; and Triton, the global leader in digital audio technology and measurement services. Scripps produces original programming including “Pickler & Ben,” runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.” As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.
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