Job title: Digital multimedia journalist Department: News Reports to: Executive producer, digital
The digital multimedia journalist is responsible for producing, shooting, editing, writing and reporting across all of KTLA’s digital platforms with a heavy focus on hosting a live online show.
The digital multimedia journalist must be able to present stories in video form with clarity and ease, all while maintaining the highest levels of quality when it comes to reporting, sourcing, transparency and journalism ethics. She or he will be able to anchor a live news show online, report from the field and/or produce as needed. Reading scripts from a teleprompter, improvising during live segments and engaging with guests while on camera are skills critical to this role.
The digital multimedia journalist will have a strong knowledge of anchoring and reporting, non-linear video editing, web publishing systems, news production, as well as a mastery of spelling, punctuation, grammar and AP Style. Will also be detail-oriented, organized and able to prioritize and comfortably multitask under tight deadlines. He or she must be able to follow directions, perform duties, share the spotlight, thrive in a team environment and make independent decisions.
The applicant must understand news values and story structure. She or he will be able to present breaking and developing news stories on KTLA.com, KTLA 5 mobile apps and social media.
Familiarity and comfort with Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter are required, and the candidate should understand how social media is an asset to a news organization. She or he should also be willing to experiment and follow new developments in social media.
Candidates are preferred to have experience with Photoshop, iNews/OPUS, Final Cut Pro, fostering online communities and talking with viewers/social media users in Southern California. She or he will be or must quickly become highly knowledgeable about Southern Californians' news priorities and specifically KTLA viewers' interests.
A bachelor's degree, preferably in journalism or communication, and at least three years of relevant work experience in journalism are a must. Previous experience in a newsroom, especially on a digital platform or in local television news, is required. Candidates should have prior on-camera experience. The candidate must have excellent command of the English language, both verbal and written. The individual must be able to work various shifts and times, including early mornings, nights and weekends. The ideal candidate will have a familiarity with online and social media metrics and analytics, and a passion for journalism excellence and the will to compete and win.
KTLA will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.