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12 Dec 2023

Full-Time Multimedia Journalist

Stevie Petrosky,Channel 7 WXYZ – Posted by stevie.petrosky Southfield, Michigan, United States

Job Description

WXYZ, the E.W. Scripps ABC station in Detroit, Michigan is hiring a Multimedia Journalist. As a pioneer in broadcasting with a legacy dating back to 1948, WXYZ has a rich history of delivering impactful news coverage to the Detroit community. The ideal candidate will contribute to our tradition of excellence, bringing a passion for storytelling, investigative reporting, and a commitment to journalistic integrity.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Develop sources and break relevant stories on all platforms.

  • Pitch, shoot, write, edit, and track compelling enterprise and real-time stories.

  • Confirm accuracy of information before publishing, posting, or broadcasting stories.

  • Pitch stories that impact local communities and neighborhoods.

  • Produce packaged reports and go live from the scene when necessary.

  • Help news producers prepare newscasts by identifying the best video, sound and showcasing elements.

  • Organize material, determine emphasis, and write stories according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.

  • Shoot video and still photos to illustrate stories.

  • Edit, or assist in editing, videos for all multimedia platforms.

  • Work cooperatively with photographer assigned to story if one is assigned.

  • Assist online staff in preparing multimedia stories.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline or equivalent years of experience preferred.

  • Generally, 3+ years of experience in related field preferred.

WHAT YOU’LL BRING:

  • Strong communication skills, oral and written.

  • Storytelling ability.

  • 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.

  • Computer literate, including newsroom computer systems.

  • Proficient at posting content to various platforms.

  • Strong organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills.

  • 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 ability to work a flexible schedule is required for this position, as fill-in work will be required.

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How to Apply

Apply on our corporate website: https://scripps.com/careers/find-a-job/

Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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