Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: September 21, 2022
A Multimedia Journalist (MMJ) who is responsible for researching,
enterprising, developing, shooting, writing, editing and delivering
live presentation of compelling, creative and original political
news stories on a deadline. An MMJ who captures quality visual
political content and enterprises compelling, educational, and
informative political stories to deliver on digital and on-air
platforms who participates in coordinating coverage of major
political stories, breaking news and specials.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and
enhance the customer experience.
Generate original story ideas by conducting research,
investigating, observing and developing fresh angles and enterprise
pieces for the stories of the day. Knowledge of Florida politics is
a major plus.
Approach stories and features by exercising editorial judgment,
evaluating and assessing the content.
Develop and cultivate a wide network of local and state political
inside sources within the community and establish a community
presence outside of the newscasts.
Deliver news reports, including live ad-lib and recorded reports
while demonstrating energy, confidence, professional appearance and
Pitch, enterprise, create and deliver compelling, original and
creative news stories.
Develop original content through independent sources.
Enterprise original and hyper local community political
Identify long and short-term story ideas, research and discover
content and set up interviews.
Write compelling news stories for linear and digital platforms, as
well as assigned newscast or news series within assigned
Combine video, audio and graphics to tell the story
Use live video to spotlight breaking news and high-interest
Oversee the newsgathering process.
Strategically engage in social media by initiating appropriate
conversations with viewers.
Work closely with Producers to enterprise and develop stories.
Responsible for representing channel in a professional manner.
Craft smart, appealing and accurate headlines.
Organizes material, determines angle or emphasis and writes stories
Works cooperatively with photojournalist on assignment.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Deep knowledge of Tampa Bay and Florida state politics, with
ability to develop character-based story ideas on a daily basis
Excellent news judgment and driven by the 24-hour news cycle
Live shot experience a plus, but not required
Ability to develop sources, work the politics beat, and break
Preferred candidate is comfortable in front of a camera
Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under
time pressure deadline
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills;
ability to clearly communicate solutions
Video editing skills a plus
Familiarity with shooting video a plus
Must be adept at social media, use of mobile devices
Must be independent and collaborative
Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive
approach to problem solving
Ability to drive a company vehicle to and from assigned location
while obeying all traffic laws
Valid driver's license for authorized driving in the State of
Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, Political Science
or related fields. Newspaper and academic work backgrounds will be
Related Work Experience Number of Years
Television News Reporting Preferred
Professional field relating to study of local/state politics 5-10
Works inside in a climate controlled environment and outside
throughout the year and may be subject to various weather
conditions that could include extreme heat or cold conditions
Ability to work under time pressure deadlines and willing and able
to work different shifts or longer shifts due to "breaking news"
and severe weather emergencies
Ability to work weekends and holidays
Lifting and carrying up to 30 pounds
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