KATC, the E.W. Scripps Company ABC affiliate in Lafayette, Louisiana is looking for a positive, proactive, collaborative, and highly engaged Multimedia Journalist (MMJ) to join our team.
We are looking for an experienced MMJ with at least 4-years as a broadcast journalist. This is a Senior Reporter position in a growing newsroom. It’s a tight knit community a short drive from New Orleans and Houston. This is a place with outstanding weather, great stories to cover, and filled with culture, parades, and family-friendly events..
We want a storyteller who will help make our communities stronger and the world around us better. The MMJ will be responsible for researching, writing, capturing visual content, and editing stories for use on multiple platforms.
We are a diverse community of welcoming, mission-focused, and lively people that continue to grow as we grow our company and rise to our full potential in every aspect of our broadcast business. We’re located just about halfway from New Orleans and Houston on Interstate 10. Music, food, and family are passions for Acadiana residents, tourists, and students who attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
We are committed to representing the audiences we serve. These are our neighbors, our friends and family. Our employees bring their whole selves to work – a diversity of backgrounds, ideas, opinions, life experiences and hobbies. We celebrate what makes us similar – like our passion for journalism — as much as we celebrate our differences. We welcome bright ideas and encourage an entrepreneurial spirit that will help us shape the future of our industry. Bring your passion and we will nourish and support your career with the training and skills necessary to help you exceed your wildest career aspirations.
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
-Receives assignment or evaluates news leads and news tips to develop story ideas.
-Gathers and verifies factual information regarding stories through interview, observation, and research.
-Organizes material, determines slant or emphasis, and writes story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
-Shoots video and still photos to illustrate stories.
-Edits, or assists in editing, videos for all multimedia platforms.
-Appears on television program when conducting taped interview or narration.
-Gives live reports from site of event or mobile broadcast unit.
-Works cooperatively with photographer assigned to story, if one is assigned.
-Assists news producer in preparing newscast.
-Assists online staff in preparing for multimedia stories.
-Reports, writes, captures quality visual content, edits and produces stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as Internet and digital channels.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
BS/BA in Broadcast Journalism or related degree, or equivalent years of experience.
A minimum of 3 years of experience.
WHAT YOU’LL BRING:
Computer literacy required, including newsroom computer systems.
Videography and non-linear editing experience preferred.
Knowledge and understanding of broadcast quality camera equipment.
Skills editing video on ENPS computer editing software, or similar software programs.
Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills.
Proficient at posting content to various websites and social media.
Ability to work independently and self-motivated, able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment, effectively prioritizing and executing tasks in a high-pressure environment by remaining calm under pressure.
Ability to collaborate successfully in a team environment and make decisions quickly during any type of coverage.
We are growing our footprint, reaching nearly 31 percent of U.S. households as one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners.
From community outreach to professional development, Scripps is a place where creativity has taken over and you will have the chance to write your own story.
We enable and encourage each individual to do their best work and reach their full potential through opportunity, development and openness to new ideas.
We are all about professional integrity. It is the cornerstone of a journalist’s credibility.
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