Political Reporter/MMJ

Political Reporter/MMJ

Website WSFA 12 News WSFA 12 News

WSFA 12 News

Description:

WSFA 12 News is searching for an Alabama Political Reporter to report live daily for the five Gray stations in Alabama. This dynamic reporter will lead our coverage of statewide/political news from the Alabama capital in Montgomery. The successful candidate must have at least two years of reporting experience and prior experience covering politics is a plus. The candidate must be a self-starter, be able to juggle many deadlines on air and online. The successful candidate will be the Alabama Political Reporter reporting daily on WBRC/Birmingham, WSFA/Montgomery, WAFF/Huntsville, WALA/Mobile, WTVY/Dothan, and WTVM/Columbus.

Responsibilities:

Duties/Responsibilities include, but not limited to: - Previous experience covering politics is preferred as well as interest in investigative and public policy journalism - Developing contacts, breaking stories, and developing investigations with statewide impact are a must - Candidates should have MMJ skills and a proven track record doing multiple live reports for all five stations daily - Time management is critical as is the ability to turn stories quickly for multiple newscasts - Some statewide travel will also be part of this job - The reporter will be expected to provide expert analysis of complicated statewide issues and will play a large role in election coverage - We have built a large social media following and expect this reporter to have demonstrable digital skills including experience writing long-form digital stories, working with Twitter followers and Facebook fans - This is a unique opportunity for a reporter looking to quickly make an impact on several market-leading news operations

Requirements:

Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or related field - 2+ years’ experience writing, producing, shooting, and editing video content for newscasts - Knowledge of Alabama Politics - Strong written and oral communication skills - Proficient with video, camera equipment, Edius Editing, ENPS, and Social Media - Self-motivated and highly organized

Contact:

Desmond Wingard
https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings

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