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Multimedia Journalist – WVIA Public Media – Pittston, PA

Company: WVIA Public Media

Address: Pittston, PA

  • Full Time

WVIA Public Media

Department: Production / News

Location: Pittston, PA

Work Type: Independent Contractor, Project Based – 1 Year


VIA Public Media is seeking a freelance Multimedia Journalist for a grant-funded, one-year project starting on January 1, 2021.

The position is an independent contractor-based position with a flexible schedule.

The Multimedia Journalist produces, reports, shoots, writes, voices, and edits content for all platforms, including TV, Radio, and Digital.

  • Produces and creates content for broadcast and/or digital
  • Serves as an on-air host for programs
  • Arranges and conducts interviews
  • Researches content to provide complete and accurate information
  • Ensures that all content meets VIA’s Editorial Standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
  • Actively Interacts on social media sites with users

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field
  • Fluency in English; the ability to speak Spanish is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to ad-lib when required
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in news reporting
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize work, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Ability to work independently in a one-man band, multimedia environment
  • Ability to edit on non-linear systems, i.e. Adobe Premiere
  • Experience in investigative journalism covering issues such as diversity, immigration, inclusion, education, poverty, employment, and healthcare
  • Excellent news writing ability for all platforms including social media
  • Proficiency in current and emerging newsgathering and production technologies
  • Ability to lift, carry, and maneuver up to 40 lbs.

Application Requirements

When applying for this position please submit: (1) a letter explaining your interest and how your skills are relevant to this position and (2) your resume. This is your opportunity to sell us on being a strong candidate for this position!

Please send resume and demo reel link by July 28, 2020 to:

Ben Payavis II, Chief Content Officer & Executive Producer

VIA Public Media & VIA Studios Global

[email protected]

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