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Multi-Media Journalist (OUF)
Multi-Media Journalist (OUF)
communications journalism media news broadcasting
6/20/13 10:51 AM
KY3-TV, Springfield, MO (DMA)
Schurz Communications
KSPR, the ABC affiliate in Springfield, Missouri, is looking for a multi-media journalist who loves to cover local news. The MMJ must be able to write, shoot his/her own video, cultivate sources, enterprise stories and edit. We are looking for a motivated individual with strong skills in live reporting, posting to the web and working with social media.
We’re seeking someone with 2-3 years of experience in the field, along with experience with digital cameras, newsroom software, and non-linear editing. A college degree in Journalism or a related field is required, as is a valid driver’s license, with a good driving record.
Essential Functions
• Research, gather, write and report news stories for on-air and online in the most accurate, appealing, timely and creative way, using all sources
• Report “live” on the scene, especially during breaking news
• Make regular beat checks
• Conduct interviews in the field and on-set
• Develop and maintain sources of information and knowledge about assignments
• Demonstrate sound news judgment, and collaborate with others to present the story in the best way
• Able to utilize non-linear editing equipment on a daily basis
• Enterprise hard-news, research-driven packages under tight deadlines
• Participate in story selection process through meetings; regularly contribute story ideas
• Attend/host/speak at community services, schools, and community events; meet and greet viewers
• Post and regularly update stories and other material on the web, often remotely while traveling
• Must update social media sites daily, including Facebook, to report stories and interact with viewers
• Possess a broad and working knowledge of the viewing area, including people, places, things, and history
• Enter CG text and times into newsroom software 30 minutes prior to newscasts • Use knowledge of appropriate lighting to enhance overall news presentation
• Produce daily one reporter package and one vo/sot/vo or other contribution on a different story
• Critique, feedback, and training are part of the job
• Communicate with the web staff and other appropriate staff members during breaking news
• Follow clothing and appearance guidelines
• Must be a visual storyteller; perform creative stand-ups and explanatory live shorts
• Evenings, weekends, and some holidays may be required
• Perform other job-related duties as assigned
Essential Skills & Abilities
• Be able to write in a clear, concise, conversational manner
• Must possess excellent interview and conversational writing skills
• Excellent live reporting skills and strong on-camera presentation skills required • Basic computer knowledge including newsroom software (such as ENPS), Microsoft applications, and Internet use
• Ability to shoot and edit video with digital cameras
• Able to produce and post content to our websites
• Intermediate knowledge of social media
• Must be able to work independently with limited supervision
• Work well in a team environment
• Ability to meet tight deadlines and well under pressure
• Strong initiative and attention to detail is required
• Demonstrate solid news judgment and journalistic ethics
• Maintain professional and ethical conduct at the station and in the community
• Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving in a manner that will work well with co-workers, supervisors and viewers
• Strong research skills, including the ability to navigate online search engines
• Must stay current with national and local news/weather
• Ability to enterprise local hard-news stories

The position offers a competitive salary, as well as a comprehensive benefit package, including group health & dental, PTO and 401(k).

KY3 is owned by Schurz Communications, Inc., a privately-held, national multi-media company. Schurz owns television, cable, radio and newspaper properties across the country. Additional information on Schurz is available at, and via the following video link:

Interested candidates please visit the following web site: and search Requisition Number KY31438 to learn more about the position and apply.
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