WAAY-TV, the ABC affiliate in Huntsville, Alabama has 3 immediate openings for Multimedia News Journalists. The successful candidates for these jobs 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. Must be able to write and edit package stories and cut down versions for voice-overs, etc, using non-linear editing and tape to tape 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. 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. Provide written news philosophy on resume. 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. Ability to analyze data, concentrate, reason and write; and ability to work under emotional stress.
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 people to join our staff to help us bring that same quality to our viewers.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Or:
MMJ News Reporter
WAAY - TV
1000 MONTE SANO BLVD
HUNTSVILLE, AL 35801
WAAY is an equal opportunity employer and everyone is encouraged to apply. No phone calls please! The candidates must have a visceral distaste for office politics and gossip.