Local 4 News in the Quad Cities is looking for a Multimedia Journalist Reporter.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 & 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

* Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects to isolate pertinent facts and details

* Determines a story’s emphasis, length and format, and organizes material accordingly

* 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

* Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions

* Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts

* Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements

* Shoots and edits news events and news reports

* Produces and presents reports for all platforms

* Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality

* 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

* Fluency in English

* 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