Nexstar Media Group

  • MultiMedia Journalist Reporter

    Requisition ID
    2019-5844
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-RI-East Providence
    Position Type
    Temporary Part-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation.  Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC.  Learn more at www.nexstar.tv.

    EEO Statement:

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    Position Summary

    The Multimedia Journalist Reporter produces, reports, shoots, writes, voices, edits and feeds news production content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events
    • Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories
    • Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines
    • Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information
    • Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions
    • Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community
    • Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
    • Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements
    • Shoots and edits news events and news reports
    • Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms
    • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
    • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

     

    Requirements & Skills:

     

    • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
    • Detail oriented
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required
    • Minimum two years’ experience in news reporting (Depending on market size)
    • Superior on-air presence
    • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
    • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
    • Flexibility to work any shift, such as weekends and holidays.

     

    Physical Demands & Work Environment:

    Position requires the operation of camera, camera equipment, computer and editing machine, and transport of equipment weighing up to 60 lbs.  High stress environment with deadline pressures. Travel will be required on a regular basis. Work may be performed in extreme outdoor temperatures.  A valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record are required.

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