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14 Jan 2022

Full-Time Multimedia Journalist -WSYM

Scripps- Fox 47 – Posted by PJRetty Lansing, Michigan, United States

Job Description

WSYM, The E.W. Scripps FOX 47 News station in Lansing, MI is now hiring a Multimedia Journalist. The MMJ is responsible for researching, writing, capturing visual content and editing stories for multiple platforms. We are looking for creative, energetic storytellers with demonstrative shots.


  • Receives assignment or evaluates news leads and news tips to develop story ideas.

  • Gathers and verifies factual information regarding stories through interview, observation, and research.

  • Organizes material, determines slant or emphasis, and writes story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.

  • Shoots video and still photos to illustrate stories.

  • Edits, or assists in editing, videos for all multimedia platforms.

  • Appears 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 multimedia stories.

  • Report, write, capture quality visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as Internet and digital channels.


  • Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism or related degree or equivalent years of experience

  • Minimum of two years of experience


  • 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 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.

  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.

How to Apply

Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 38 days.

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