WXYZ, the Scripps ABC affiliate in Detroit is looking for a passionate, and ambitious self-starter Weekend Reporter/Multimedia Journalist to join our news team. You must be a great storyteller and know how to cultivate strong sources to enterprise fresh lead stories.
We seek candidates who are enthusiastic, talented and driven individuals to join the best and brightest in gathering, producing and delivering stories that make a difference within a 24-hour breaking news environment!
Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant, timely enterprise news that's important to the local communities we serve.
Responsible for researching, writing, capturing visual content and editing stories for multiple platforms.
Receive assignment or evaluate news leads and news tips to develop enterprise story ideas.
Gather and verify factual information regarding stories through interview, observation, and research.
Organize material, determine slant or emphasis, and write story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
Shoot video and capture images to illustrate stories.
Edit, or assists in editing, videos for all multimedia platforms.
Appear on television program when conducting taped interview or narration
Gives live reports from site of event or mobile broadcast unit.
Work cooperatively with photographer assigned to story, if one is assigned.
Assist news producer in preparing newscast.
Assist online staff in preparing for multi media stories.
Report, write, capture quality visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as Internet and digital channels.
Bachelors degree in broadcast journalism or related degree or equivalent years of experience
Minimum of 3-5 years of experience required.
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.
Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds.
Valid driver's license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.
The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) advances understanding of the world through journalism. As the nation's fourth-largest independent TV station owner, Scripps operates 60 television stations in 42 markets. Scripps empowers the next generation of news consumers with its multiplatform news network Newsy and reaches growing audiences through broadcast networks including Bounce and Court TV. Shaping the future of storytelling through digital audio, Scripps owns top podcast company Stitcher and Triton, the global leader in technology and measurement services. Scripps 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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