WXYZ-TV, the ABC affiliate in Detroit, is seeking a productive, resourceful multi-media journalist. The job requires strong on-air reporting, writing, and technical skills as well as an appreciation for and understanding of multi-platform journalism. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and have a track record of producing daily news stories and features of interest to local audiences. A minimum of 4-6 years of reporting experience is preferred, and at least two years is required.
The multi-media journalist is responsible for researching, writing, capturing visual content and editing general assignment stories for multiple platforms. • 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. • Write and produce quality news stories for multiple media platforms. • Work cooperatively with photographer assigned to story, if one is assigned. • Assist news producer in preparing newscast. • Assist online staff in preparing for multi media stories. • Report, write, capture visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as Internet and digital channels. • Knowledge and demonstration of editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel laws Requirements: • 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 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. • Valid Driver’s License, good driving record and provide proof of insurability with company required insurance limits.