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Multimedia Journalist – KMTV, Omaha

Multimedia Journalist, KMTV

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Omaha, NE – KMTV

Full time

Posted 20 Days Ago

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KMTV, the CBS station in Omaha, NE, and the E.W. Scripps Company is hiring a Multimedia Journalist. The Multimedia Journalist (MMJ) is responsible for researching, writing, capturing visual content, and editing stories for multiple platforms. This journalist will further our station’s mission of telling important stories of the day. Omaha consistently makes top 10 lists for best places to raise a family and best city for millennials. It’s the largest city in Nebraska, the place where modern-day cake mix and the Reuben Sandwich were invented, and home to one of the best Zoo’s in the U.S. Come work in the city that Yahoo! Finance calls one of the most affordable places to live. Apply today!

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Evaluate news leads and news tips, develop and pitch story ideas daily.
  • Gather and verify factual information regarding stories through interview, observation, and research.
  • Organize material, determine slant or emphasis, and write stories according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
  • Shoot video and still photos to illustrate stories.
  • Edit, or assist in editing, videos for all multimedia platforms.
  • Go live from sites of stories or events when assigned.
  • Create packaged reports for air daily.
  • Work cooperatively with photographers assigned to stories, if assigned.
  • Assist news producer in preparing newscast.
  • Assist online staff in preparing for multi-media stories.
  • 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 or equivalent years of experience.
  • Generally, 3+ years experience in related field preferred.

WHAT YOU’LL BRING:

  • 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.
  • 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.

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 one of the nation’s largest local TV broadcasters, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of more than 60 stations in 40+ markets. Scripps reaches households across the U.S. with national news outlets Scripps News and Court TV and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Defy TV, Grit, ION Mystery and Laff. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps’ long-time motto is: “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.