Multimedia News Journalist (Huntsville, AL)

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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 4:44 pm

WAAY-TV, the ABC affiliate in Huntsville, Alabama has an immediate opening for a Multimedia News Journalist focused on Military news. The successful candidate for this job will have the ability to report as an MMJ as needed for all newscasts. We are looking for applicants with a minimum of 2 years working in a television newsroom and the desire to focus on military issues, programs and related content. Must be able to write and edit package stories and cut down versions for voice-overs, etc, using non-linear editing. Proven ability to go live from the field or in the studio with inserts or interviews. Also, write stories, post video and photos to the station’s websites and social networking sites, as well as any news partners associated with WAAY-TV. Strong writing and communication skills are a must. Complete assignments within assigned deadlines. Familiar with ENPS and Edius. Generate original story ideas. Coordinate ideas for original series and sweeps reports. Be able to work a variety of shifts, including holidays, irregular hours and weekends. Be able to obtain and maintain an Alabama driver’s license. Care for and maintain news vehicles and station equipment. Degree in Journalism, Mass Communications or equivalent. Ability to carry and maneuver heavy equipment in the field under extreme circumstances and weather conditions. Ability to understand and orally communicate in English, bi-lingual a plus.

WAAY is committed to a high standard of broadcast journalism and community service. Huntsville, Alabama and the Tennessee Valley have been recognized time and again for their outstanding quality of life. We are looking for just the right person to join our staff to help us bring that same quality to our viewers. To learn more about WAAY-TV, ABC 31 visit www.waaytv.com or Calkins Media Incorporated www.calkins.com

If you are looking for a challenging job that is fun and exciting, with the necessary experience and qualifications, please send resume, dvd or web link to: jobs@waaytv.com

Or:

WAAY - TV

1000 MONTE SANO BLVD

HUNTSVILLE, AL 35801

Calkins Media Incorporated and WAAY - TV are Equal Opportunity Employers. We have a tradition of encouraging a wide diversity of talents through a broad range of hiring practices. Everyone is encouraged to apply. The candidate must have a visceral distaste for office politics and gossip. No phone calls please.

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