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WCYB-TV, Bristol, TN/VA, serving the Tri-Cities DMA, seeks a dynamic Multimedia Journalist to join our #1 news operation.
Qualified applicants must have a daily passion to cover local news and a competitive spirit to pitch quality, hard-news, enterprise stories that will lead our newscasts. You must possess a commanding on-camera presence and a conversational reporting style. Live-reporting experience is essential. You must demonstrate a visually compelling shooting technique and complementary video-editing abilities. More importantly, you must possess critical thinking skills, intellectual curiosity and a healthy skepticism towards conventional wisdom. That means you are exacting with the facts, you crave asking hard questions that get to the heart of the story and you have an outstanding writing ability that conveys those facts and interviews in an easy-to-understand manner. You must do all of the above with integrity and the utmost in ethical standards.
Additionally, you must show that you are an exemplary newsroom citizen; a team player who works well with others and performs under pressure quickly, efficiently and consistently. The successful candidate for this position will also have a "digital first" approach to reporting with demonstrable skills in AP-style writing for the web, as well as our social media platforms. You will be expected to produce daily content on a variety of platforms including the internet, social networking sites and mobile phones, in addition to television.
Your responsibilities as an MMJ will include:
- Reporting, shooting and editing news stories
- Enterprising story ideas, developing contacts
- Other responsibilities as assigned
- Sharp news judgment
- Excellent technical skills
- The ability to work well independently
- Must have and maintain a valid license and a good driving record
- A minimum of 2 years reporting experience
- Experience with live shots is required
- Experience with Live-U is a plus
WCYB Attn: HR Department 101 Lee Street, Bristol, VA 24201
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!
Job Location Bristol, Virginia, United States
Company Location HR.WCYB/WEMT.TRI-CITIES.BRISTOL.VA
Position Type Full-Time/Regular
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