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Nexstar Media Group Multimedia Journalist/Reporter in Grand Rapids, Michigan

: WOOD TV8 in Grand Rapids Michigan is looking for a hardworking individual who loves television news and embraces the video production process. Join the legacy NBC affiliate as a Multi-Media Journalist putting together impactful content for the West Michigan community. This role brings together all of your journalistic storytelling skills in crafting and producing stories for our newscasts and digital platforms.

The Multi-media Journalist writes, shoots, edits, voices and reports on and off camera, and feeds news production content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers. Apply today if you’re ready to join our award winning team of journalists and work at the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Station of the Year!

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events.

  • Shoots and edits news stories and content for all platforms.

  • Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions.

  • Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community.

  • Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas.

  • Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions.

  • Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.

  • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.

  • Writes stories for the web and other media platforms.

  • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites.

  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • 3+ years reporting experience required.

  • Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.

  • Fluency in English.

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required. Superior on-air presence.

  • Proficient in Adobe After Effects, Bit Central and ENPS preferred.

  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.

  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Valid driver's license with a good driving record.

  • Flexibility to work any shift.

Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.

Training/Equipment: Videography & editing skills. Adobe preferred.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements: The Multimedia Journalist must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. In addition, the Multimedia Journalist must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.

Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that produces and distributes engaging local and national news, sports and entertainment content across television, streaming and digital platforms, including nearly 300,000 hours of original video content each year. Nexstar owns America’s largest local broadcasting group comprised of top network affiliates, with 200 owned or partner stations in 116 U.S. markets reaching 212 million people. Nexstar’s national television properties include The CW, America’s fifth major broadcast network, NewsNation, America’s fastest-growing national news and entertainment cable network reaching 70 million television homes, popular entertainment multicast networks Antenna TV and Rewind TV, and a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network. The Company’s portfolio of digital assets, including The Hill and BestReviews, are collectively a Top 10 U.S. digital news and information property. In addition to delivering exceptional content and service to our communities, Nexstar provides premium multiplatform and video-on-demand advertising opportunities at scale for businesses and brands seeking to leverage the strong consumer engagement of our compelling content offering. For more information, please visit Nexstar.tv.

EEO Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.