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Multimedia Journalist, WPTV

Company: The E.W. Scripps Company
Location: West Palm Beach
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

WPTV -TV, an E.W. Scripps Company station and the NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach, FL is currently seeking an aggressive and creative Multimedia Journalist to join the team. The MMJ is responsible for researching, writing, capturing visual content, and editing stories for multiple platforms. This is not an entry-level position. The ideal candidate is an experienced journalist who is looking to find the kinds of stories viewers won't see anywhere else. Be part of a team that strives for, and achieves excellence on a daily basis, in a beautiful city. West Palm Beach has a thriving, tourism-driven economy, an abundance of parks, and a booming arts and culture scene. Tell the stories of this community, and enjoy sunshine and beaches on your days off!WHAT YOU'LL DO:Receive assignments or evaluate news leads and news tips to develop story ideas.Gather and verify factual information regarding stories through interview, observation, and research.Organize material, determine slant or emphasis, and write story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.Shoot video and still photos to illustrate stories when needed.Edit, or assist in editing, videos for all multimedia platforms.Appears on television in packaged reports.Go live from events, story locations, and breaking news scenes.Work cooperatively with photographer assigned to story if one is assigned.Assist news producer in preparing newscast.Assist online staff in preparing stories for web and social media platforms.Report, write, capture quality visual content, edit, and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as Internet and digital channels.WHAT YOU'LL NEED:Bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism or related degree.Minimum of two years of experience.WHAT YOU'LL BRING:Computer literacy required, including newsroom computer systems.Videography and non-linear editing experience preferred.Knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment preferred.Edit video on Final Cut Pro editing systems, 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.Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.Valid driver's license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.#LI-SG1HOW WE KEEP YOU SAFE:Consistent with our commitment to maintain a safe workplace free of known hazards, all employees and visitors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We also may require staying up to date on booster shots in the future based on Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and manufacturer recommendations. If you are hired, we will require you to verify that you are fully COVID-19 vaccinated by your start date, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption by Scripps in writing or any other exemptions available under applicable law. This requirement currently excludes positions located in Florida, Montana, and Tennessee due to state law.SCRIPPS' COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:At Scripps, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that reflects the communities we serve. We are intentional about creating an environment where employees, our audiences and other stakeholders feel valued and inspired to reach their full potential and make authentic connections. We foster a workplace culture that embraces each person's diversity, including the extent to which they are similar or different. Scripps leaders believe that an equitable and inclusive culture is not only the right thing to do, it is a business imperative. Read more about our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion at scripps.com.ABOUT SCRIPPS:The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nation's fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nation's largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way."As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.

Keywords: The E.W. Scripps Company, Miami , Multimedia Journalist, WPTV, Advertising , West Palm Beach, Florida

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