It’s fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they are doing!
WMBB-TV, the ABC affiliate for the Florida Panhandle, is looking for someone to join its award-winning news team in the role of Multi-Media Journalist (MMJ) . Qualified candidates will have a college degree in Journalism, Communications Digital Media or a related field. The News 13 team is an aggressive news organization, with the reputation of reporting stories first and accurately. No one in the market covers breaking news any better than we do. We also have a progressive digital media unit that meshes seamlessly with our on-air news product. We have a brand-new state-of-the-art newsroom courtesy of 2018’s Hurricane Michael. You won’t find a better facility in which to work. You get to live in a community where millions of people pay to vacation. Many of our employees love it here so much they stay. The ones who decide to pursue new opportunities move on to great jobs in bigger markets. If this sounds like the place for you, please apply and include a link to your latest on-air work.
Reports news stories for broadcast, 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 news events and news reports
Produces and presents reports for all 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
Requirements & Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast 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
If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you’ll enjoy your career with us!
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