Multi Media Journalist

KFVS TV in Cape Girardeau, Missouri has an opening for a Multimedia Journalist to join the Heartland’s Number 1 newsroom. This person must have a passion to affect change and make a difference for our viewers. Our ideal candidate is an organized, independent, ethical journalist who can enterprise stories while thriving under deadline. Applicant should also have outstanding live reporting skills. We want a passionate candidate who is aggressive and able to think on their feet in breaking news situations.

General Responsibilities:

* Enterprise and develop stories daily

* Develop great sources and contacts

* Dig into complex and important issues

* Develop new and additional creative content specifically for digital and other platforms

* Shoot, write, edit, and present compelling stories, either solo or in collaboration with a photographer

* Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner

* Deliver on-air news in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner

* Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility

* Must be a visual storyteller; perform creative stand-ups and explanatory, moving live shots

* Evenings, weekends, mornings and holidays will be required

* Be willing to learn or possess a broad and working knowledge of the viewing area, including people, places, things, and history

* Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media to enhance stories

* Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Qualifications:
* College degree in journalism, communications or related field

* At least 1 year of experience as MMJ preferred

* Be able to write in a clear, concise, conversational manner

* Excellent live reporting skills and strong on-camera presentation skills

* Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems

* Understanding of the tenets of professional journalism

* Strong social media skills

* Organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines is a must

* Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events

Successful candidate must possess a clean driving record. As a condition of employment, Gray Television will require that newly hired employees be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by the first workday to the extent permitted by applicable law unless you qualify for a medical or religious accommodation.
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