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Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 2:11 pm | Updated: 11:24 am, Wed Mar 27, 2013.

WWSB ABC 7, the ABC Network Affiliate located in beautiful Sarasota, FL is seeking a Reporter/Multi-Media Journalist who cares strongly about local news with a successful track record of driving content in a diverse, multi-platform environment.

This position will be responsible for gathering, shooting, writing, editing, and reporting. The content will be generated for on-air and across digital platforms. This individual will participate in live shots in the field, newsroom, or studio.

Assignments to include but not limited to general assignment, field, and/or investigative reporting. Must have a strong belief in digital and be able to drive content across multimedia platforms including: digital, mobile, social media, etc.

It requires a can-do attitude as well as strong organizational, communication and computer-related skills.

Primary skills and traits:

• Highly competitive with the desire to “win.”

• Possesses solid journalistic judgment.

• Must have a strong belief in digital. Looking for someone with the vision to aggressively drive growth in content across multimedia platforms including: digital, mobile, social media, and any new platform opportunities that may arise.

• Must exhibit great people and communication skills with staff, peers, Calkins Media, and our viewing and digital communities.

• Looking for someone who embraces new technologies.

• Must believe in getting heavily involved and engaged in the community.

The successful candidate must possess a demonstrated familiarity with the Internet, including mobile applications and social media. He or she must have the ability to think strategically, to identify opportunities and to work well within a team environment.

A college degree in news, communication or other applicable degree required.

Advance your career in our high-energy, fast-paced environment.

Requirements

• 2 yrs. successful experience as a Reporter/Multi-Media Journalist in television/online/social media/mobile media industry.

• Experience with ENPS & Edius preferred but not required.

• Must be able to work under pressure and deadlines.

• Must be willing to be actively involved and engaged in the community.

• Must have a valid driver’s license and excellent driving record.

No phone calls please. Please send your resume, cover letter, and reporting samples to:

WWSB ABC 7

Attn: Reporter/MMJ Opening

1477 10th Street

Sarasota, FL 34236

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