Digital Multimedia Journalist-Sports News job Buffalo New York
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Digital Multimedia Journalist-Sports/News Job



Employer Name: WIVB/WNLO SpiderID: 8651470
Location: Buffalo, New York Date Posted: 5/15/2019
Wage: Category: Television/Radio
Job Code: 2019-5289
Number Of Openings: 1

Job Description:

News 4 Buffalo has an immediate opening for a Digital Multimedia Journalist (MMJ) specializing in sports and news. This unique position will include digital reporting in studio and in the field for WIVB.com and all our social media pages. Candidates must be strong writers who also know how to shoot and edit their own work. Strong storytellers are preferred. A solid understanding of social media is a must. Previous newsroom experience is preferred. This is a position that offers tremendous growth opportunities. Interested candidates should apply online and send their resume and reel to News Director Lisa Polster at lisa.polster@wivb.com.
• Reports news stories for all digital platforms, 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 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 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 sports and news events
• Produces and presents reports for digital 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


Job Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
• Fluency in English
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required
• Minimum two years’ experience in news reporting (Depending on market size)
• Superior on-air presence
• Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
• Flexibility to work any shift
Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The Digital Multimedia Journalist Reporter must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. In addition, the Digital Multimedia Journalist Reporter must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.
Apply online at - http://www.nexstar.tv/careers/

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Job Criteria:
Start Date: Immediate Opening
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required: 2
Education Required: Bachelors
Overnight Travel: Less Than 25%
Vacation Time: 2 weeks / year


Job Benefits:
Health/Dental Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Paid Holidays, Vacations, and Sick Leave, Life and/or Disability Insurance

Company Profile:
WIVB News 4 and CW 23 serve Western New York with the region’s best local news, the area’s most dependable forecast, and up-to-the -minute Breaking News coverage. Our team is “always on,” giving western New York the latest news, on air, on WIVB.com and with the News 4 app. With over ten hours of local news each weekday, News 4 surpasses all other Buffalo TV stations in its commitment to live news. Each month WIVB.com, News 4 reaches over three-quarters of a million unique users. Employees at News4/CW 23 must be disciplined, thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines, and have a sincere desire to be number one.

Contact Information:
Contact Name: careers@wivb.com Company Type: Employer
Company: WIVB/WNLO
City: Buffalo
State: New York
Zip: 14207
Web Site: http://www.wivb.com

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