Local News Desk MMJ/Reporter-4pm

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4pm MMJ/Reporter – If you have great passion for news and innovation, this is the opportunity you have been looking for!  The E. W. Scripps Company is creating a local news program unlike anything you’ve seen before. This is not your parent’s newscast. This innovative news program, targeted at our 4pm audience, is a high-energy, up to the minute, interactive news experience. Through the power of social media and new technology, the audience weighs in and is involved in the show, real-time.  National and local content is dictated by hot trending social media, creating a platform that fully engages the audience on multiple screens.

 

Are you the one we’ve been looking for? If you have the energy and out-of-the-box thinking to help create a brand new format for delivering news, read on.  We are building a top-notch, creative, inventive team to run our national news desk, as well as building out new local teams to deliver the program.

 

The 4pm MMJ/Reporter is a Local Desk position located in Southfield, MI.

 

Description:

The Reporter/Multi-media Journalist (MMJ) writes, produces, shoots, edits and presents content on a news program, as well as other platforms on tight deadlines. This person must be a great storyteller, who is ready to present news in a new way

Duties:

 

  • Reports, writes, captures visual content, edits and produces stories on deadline, for multiple platforms such as television, internet and digital channels.
  • Shoots video and edits for all multimedia platforms.
  • Assists production team in preparing shows.
  • Field reporting: drives company vehicle for business purposes.
  • Uses social media to engage viewers, followers, and fans.
  • Uses social media as a research tool.
  • Learns new technologies implements them in storytelling.
  • Uses creativity to conceive new and exciting ways to engage viewers, followers, and fans in stories.
  • Drives company vehicles on assignment.
  • Other duties as assigned

Education:

College degree or post-graduate studies in journalism, reporting and producing for television or film or equivalent experience.

Experience:

Minimum 3 years experience on-camera reporting /anchoring.

News magazine format experience is a plus.

Skills/Knowledge:

  • Highly effective at multi-tasking and time-management.
  • Thrives in a team-oriented environment.
  • High degree of composure: Remains calm and cool under pressure.
  • Stays current and has a passion for entertainment, pop-culture and news.
  • Excellent storytelling skills (connects with and engages viewers/users).
  • Excellent writing skills for television news/feature reporting and producing.
  • Highly active on Twitter and Facebook.
  • Working knowledge of social media as a research tool.
  • Comfort with an adlib production setting.
  • Shows a passion for new technology.
  • Able to walk/talk during live shots.
  • Highly creative.
  • Open to feedback and applying it to strengthen on-camera presence.
  • Proficient at shooting and editing.
  • Highly comfortable and effective when working with the public and a wide array of community members.
  • Familiarity with iNews is a plus.
  • Able to lift 50 lbs

The E.W. Scripps Company (http://www.scripps.com/) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, print and digital media brands. After approval of its acquisition of two Granite Broadcasting stations later this year, Scripps will own 21 local television stations as well as daily newspapers in 13 markets across the United States. It also runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses including digital video news service Newsy. Scripps also produces television programming, runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and serves as the longtime steward of one of the nation’s largest, most successful and longest-running educational programs, Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1879, Scripps is focused on the stories of tomorrow.