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Multimedia Journalist/Reporter


Multimedia Journalist/Reporter

The Multimedia Journalist Reporter produces, reports, shoots, writes, voices, edits and feeds news production content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.

Vacancy Type:
Full Time
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Rock Island - 61201

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

• Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events.

• Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories.

• Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.

• Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects in order to isolate pertinent facts and details.

• Determines a story’s emphasis, length and format, and organizes material accordingly.

• Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories in order to be able to provide complete and accurate information.

• Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions.

• Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community.

• Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas.

• Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions.

• Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts.

• Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements.

• Shoots and edits news events and news reports.

• Produces and presents reports for all platforms.

• Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.

• Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms.

• Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites.

• Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.


Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required
  • Minimum two years’ experience in news reporting (Depending on market size)
  • Superior on-air presence
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Flexibility to work any shift
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