Multimedia Journalist

Posted by Nexstar

Salt Lake City, UT
Posted: 2017-10-10


News4Utah is seeking an assertive, multi-talented journalist to serve as a Multimedia Journalist for its Salt Lake City based ABC and CW stations. Were looking for am MMJ whose news gathering, storytelling, photography and editing really stand out in a competitive and high-quality market. The successful candidate is a journalist who can enterprise and produce stories and news content that viewers and digital users will not see anywhere else in the market. This is a great opportunity for an established, skilled MMJ who wants to make the move to a top 30 market.

The Multimedia Journalist 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 include, but are not limited to:

·         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 in order 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 in order 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.


This position requires:

·         Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience.

·         Proficiency with broadcast cameras and non-linear editing software.

·         Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.

·         Superior on-air presence.

·         Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

·         Flexibility to work any shift.


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