Digital News Multimedia Journalist (MMJ)

JOB TITLE: Digital News Multimedia Journalist (MMJ)
DEPARTMENT: News
REPORTS TO: Digital News Supervisor
FSLA STATUS: Non-Exempt (Hourly)

Please apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings.

To learn more about KTUU, watch our video: http://www.ktuu.com/content/stationjobs/What-its-like-to-work-for-KTUU-406566725.html

JOB SUMMARY:
The Digital News Multimedia Journalist (MMJ) writes, reports, edits and presents news stories for all digital platforms and extensions with a compelling, easy to understand delivery; generates story ideas; provides creative and unique coverage; posts news and feature stories and additional multi-media content to all digital platforms, including social media extensions and podcasts. MMJ's may also be called upon to shoot and live stream press conferences or breaking news events as warranted. On-air experience or equivalent is required. This is a full-time (Monday-Friday, 10a-7pm) position.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Use writing and production skills across all digital platforms
• Write and post stories, videos, photos
• Generate and report LIVE digital and broadcast news content
• Create and host podcasts and social media LIVE coverage
• Disperse breaking news via text and mobile as well as web site with urgency
• Develops and maintains sources for online and broadcast reporting
• Participates in story selection process through meetings; attendance at editorial meetings
• Various shift work will be required; Holiday work required
• Critique, feedback and training are part of the job
• Follow clothing and appearance guidelines set by the Company in the Employee Handbook
• Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
• College degree in Journalism or equivalent
• 1-2 years experience in multimedia content generation and on-air presentation
• Be able to write clearly and accurately
• String familiarity of AP Style Book
• Must possess excellent interview and conversational writing/presentation skills
• Ability to shoot and edit video; create personalized stories for digital platforms
• Able to produce and post content to our websites and social media
• Understanding of Current Events
• Able to effectively utilize social media outlets to engage and respond to viewers
• Strong emphasis on professional social media skills as related to journalism
• Must be able to work well under pressure and with limited supervision
• Strong initiative and attention to detail is required
• Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving in a manner that will work well with co-workers, supervisors and viewers
• Solid keyboarding skills
• Ability to work with Google Docs, ENPS, Grass Valley Edius edit or equivalent
• Possible exposure to atmospheric conditions
• Must be able to walk for extended periods while carrying equipment
• Must be able to stand for extended periods
• Must be able to kneel, crouch, stoop

ABOUT THE STATION: Over 60+ years, KTUU-TV has built a reputation of excellence as Alaska’s most-watched news source, producing 22 hours of local news content each week. The brand inspires confidence, loyalty and trust with both our audience and clients. The business community views us as reliable and effective. Channel 2 News is committed to providing news to the consumer, wherever and whenever they consume news: on-air, on the web, via news and weather apps, and full newscasts on mobile. That distribution is extended by simulcast of news on KFQD radio in Anchorage, on the NBC stations in Juneau and Sitka, and to over 240 communities in Alaska via the Alaska Rural Communications System (ARCS), rural cable systems, and satellite system delivery.

To learn more about KTUU, watch our video: http://www.ktuu.com/content/stationjobs/What-its-like-to-work-for-KTUU-406566725.html

ABOUT GRAY TELEVISION:
Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. We own and operate leading media outlets in over 50 markets throughout the country – all delivering the news, weather, sports and entertainment that millions of our neighbors count on every day. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.
We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Please apply online at www.gray.tv/applynow
Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.