MULTI-MEDIA JOURNALIST/REPORTER Position Overview The Coastal Television News Group is expanding. We are seeking strong journalists for our stations in Meridian, Mississippi. Do you have a passion for news and telling stories about your local community? Are you multi-talented: Can you shoot video, gather information, edit, prepare, and produce compelling news segments that will be must-watch local news for Meridian viewers? Are you comfortable and able to explain why a news story matters to viewers? If so, then would like to talk with you about our Multi-Media Journalist/Reporter openings.
Why us? Coastal Television is the Fox, CBS and NBC affiliate Meridian. In addition to great benefits, our MMJ’s work regular shifts, Monday through Friday. While enjoying the one of the lowest costs of living in America in a revitalized city, you will work with a team of experienced television journalists who love their work and share your passion for community involvement and reporting. You will join a cutting-edge television news organization that produces local newscasts covering seven states – from New York to Alaska. We will give you lots of responsibility, excellent coaching, and all the tools to be successful and to advance your career.
What you’ll do As a Multimedia Journalist here are some of the tasks you can expect.
You will write, shoot and edit news stories and events, and report those stories on air and on other news platforms.
You will produce news reports and conduct interviews with a high degree of professionalism, confidence, energy, and accuracy.
You will cultivate sources, contacts, and leads that will help you develop your news stories.
You will be assigned stories by managers to cover, research, and report.
You will engage, interact, and respond to your local community’s concerns.
You will be expected to make occasional promotional appearances on behalf of the station and will professionally present yourself to the public.
What qualities we are looking for in you
Accuracy and creativity. Responsibility for the final content and presentation of your news stories.
Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
Be creative, technical, and flexible because priorities can change with little notice.
Thrive and enjoy working in a fast-paced and deadline driven culture.
You “MUST HAVE” these qualifications to be considered for this opportunity
A Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or another related field is preferred.
Proficiency with computers and editing software is essential.
Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
Be 18 years or older.
Unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
Fluent in English.
What we’ll offer the successful candidate? In addition to an exciting career, the successful candidate will receive a competitive compensation package based on their skills and work experience.
If you are interested in applying for this position Please apply online or email your resume (MS Word or .pdf) to firstname.lastname@example.org In the subject line of your email, place the following heading: “MMJ – Meridian” so that your email gets routed correctly. A cover letter is not necessary. COASTAL TELEVISION BROADCASTING GROUP LLC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER