Posted: January 16, 2024

MultiMedia Journalist

Website abc27News Nexstar Media Inc / WHTM-TV abc27

Your Local News Source

WHTM-TV/abc27 seeks a dynamic Multimedia Journalist to join our esteemed team. Based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and covering our unique ten-county market, this role requires an individual capable of working independently and contributing to daily live newscasts. The ideal candidate will possess robust writing skills, an active and engaging delivery, and a genuine passion for storytelling. As a Multimedia Journalist, you will be responsible for producing, reporting, shooting, writing, voicing, editing, and feeding news production content for all platforms, ensuring clarity, engagement, and meaning.

Essential Duties:

  • Report news stories for broadcast and digital platforms.
  • Pitch leadable enterprise stories relevant to the local community.
  • Gather information through research, interviews, or event attendance.
  • Conduct live and recorded interviews.
  • Review and ensure accuracy in content, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Determine a story’s emphasis, length, and format, organizing material accordingly.
  • Research and analyze background information for comprehensive reporting.

Requirements:

  • Strong communication skills and high motivation.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism or a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum two years of news reporting experience.
  • Fluency in English; bi-lingual a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to ad-lib.
  • Superior on-air presence.
  • Proficiency with newsroom technology, computers, and cell phones.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize tasks, and handle multiple assignments.
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • Flexibility to work any shift.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of reporting experience (preferred, not required).
  • Willingness to learn and develop skills.

If you are a dedicated communicator with a passion for impactful storytelling, we invite you to apply.

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