Station: WJRT Department: News
Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodation or other applicable law).
ABOUT THE STATION:
For over 60 years, ABC12 has been part of the Mid-Michigan community. Being seen as a leader in the industry is a responsibility and a commitment that we take seriously.
Delivering the latest news of the day and keeping our viewers informed before, during and after inclement weather is our day-to-day commitment. Going beyond the traditional news of the day, ABC12 is honored to be the media partner of several events throughout the year to benefit the community we call home.
If you are looking for a place to start your career, find an opportunity to change or put your skills to the test, the award winning ABC12 team could be the perfect home for you, too.
WJRT is looking for a Journalist.
WJRT-TV, ABC12, is looking for a Highly Motivated Journalist at Flint / Saginaw / Bay City Market. The successful candidate should be an excellent storyteller who has strong writing skills, solid news judgment and is able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment, with a minimum of 3 years of journalism experience broadcast as a journalist or MMJ. This is not an entry level position. We are looking for someone who will create sources in the community, who has an eye and an ear for compelling videos and sounds. A reporter who can delve into investigative stories and ask essential key questions our viewers want to know. Familiarity with the use of TVU and Dejero live equipment, an asset. Occasionally, you may be asked to be an MMJ as needed.
WJRT is committed to providing in-depth investigative stories that affect change, hold powerful people accountable, and shine a light on public corruption. WJRT recognizes the responsibility of keeping the public safe and informed about the world around them by providing all the news, information and entertainment that viewers want and need to know. With this mission in mind, WJRT is committed to serving and being a leader in the field of investigative journalism.
Â· The reporter will be responsible for the live shootings, writing and daily publication of multiple stories to be broadcast as well as all media platforms of WJRT under tight deadlines.
Must also be strong at handling breaking news and covering extreme weather conditions, being able to make sound decisions in a split second during live broadcasts.
Ability to shoot and edit videos with knowledge of electronic news gathering and nonlinear editing
Strong skills in web publishing, working with social media, and collecting user-generated content are important.
Â· Knowledge of ENPS desired.
BS / BA in Journalism / Communications or equivalent training
Highly developed public speaking and interpersonal skills
Essential experience of 3 years in television in the top 150 of the market
Extensive experience in broadcasting television news
Professional and consistent appearance on the air
Advanced critical thinking skills
Understands social media and the importance of engaging viewers
Fast and efficient decision-making skills
Comfortable with live ad-libbing
Ability to operate under varying degrees of pressure and the ability to change gears quickly
Â· Hours, shifts and responsibilities are flexible and can be changed at the discretion of CIOs.
Must reside in the market area
- Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field preferred (or equivalent experience)
- 2 years of experience as Reporter, MMJ, additional experience desired
- Ability to shoot and edit (Edius experience is a plus)
- Excellent time management skills
Â· Candidates should be able to quickly develop contacts and work sources and be a team player with strong communication skills.
This is a full time position offering competitive salaries with a competitive benefit package that includes medical / dental / vision plans as well as a 401k plan.
Pre-employment and random drug testing, passing the pre-employment background check and MVR check are conditions of employment. You must have a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record.
If you are offered a position, you must produce the legally required documents demonstrating your eligibility to work in the United States before you can start working.
This position requires that you be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodation or other applicable law).
Please apply by sending CV and cover letter to: [email protected].
WJRT provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, WJRT complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in each location where the company has facilities. This policy applies to all conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, time off, compensation and training .
WJRT expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information , disability or veteran status. Inappropriate interference with the ability of WJRT employees to perform their duties may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.
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