• Digital Reporter/MMJ

    Location US-TN-Memphis
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/27/2018 1:40 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-48149
    Category
    Digital
  • Overview

    WREG needs a free-thinking digital news reporter/producer and provider who can set the pace in an already fast-moving newsroom. We’re the number one station and news website and are primed to do a lot more.

     

    This isn’t a job where you will sit at a desk and copy and paste wire copy onto the web.  You’ll be in the field, finding interesting and relevant stories for our social media audience.  You will shoot, write and edit stories for WREG.com and our social media sites on a daily basis.  One day you may use a camera and the next your iPhone. There are no “rules” for this digital content provider; it’s all about expanding our social media presence.

     

    Memphis is one of the busiest markets you’ll find anywhere. We have everything, from breaking news to severe weather to problems in the school system and government corruption.  So you’ll need to be passionate about the news.

     

    You’ll work hard at WREG, so you’ve got to be able to keep up.  While social media will be a primary job function, you will also be asked to contribute stories to the station website and be part of our breaking news and weather coverage both online and on-air.   This is a new position and you will help define what it becomes.  Those merely interested need not apply. We want the passionate, the ones who bring it every single day and take no prisoners.

    Responsibilities

    • Report, produce, shoot, write, select and publish original news and other stories to assigned station digital platforms.  
    • Develop regular sources within the market and review non-staff contributions for publication.
    • Ensure consistency and accuracy of stories on all digital platforms. 
    • Ability to react to and post breaking news quickly and accurately.
    • Work self-directed to generate, research, shoot and write original stories.
    • Monitor stations newscasts and mine information from other sources for news and distinguish newsworthy stories for all platforms.
    • Capture and edit still images and video and post to all platforms.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • BA/BS degree or equivalent (Degree in journalism or related field strongly preferred).
    • Strong writing skills required.
    • Journalism background and knowledge of AP style required.
    • Basic HTML knowledge required
    • Strong graphics skills desired
    • Strong computer skills desired
    • Experience with Photoshop, advanced HTML, and digital video editing is helpful but not required.
    • Must be self-directing, self-motivating and able to work will with a diverse group of people.
    • Must be able to handle stress, including short deadlines.
    • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
    • Must be willing to submit to a background check
    • Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Must be able to work at a computer for extended periods of time.
    • Must be able to read and write (with or without corrective devices).
    • Must be able to speak clearly (with or without corrective devices).
    • Must be able to work nights/weekends and unusual schedules
    • Must be able to perform under high stress situations

     

    STATEMENT ABOUT OTHER DUTIES:

    The foregoing is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all functions essential to the job for which the employee is responsible, nor an exhaustive list of the minimum requirements and specifications necessary to perform the essential functions, including all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different functions be performed when circumstances change or exigencies require it.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer

     

    Company Info

    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.

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