Multimedia Journalist

Nexstar Media Group, Inc.

Rochester, NY

WROC-TV8, a CBS affiliate, is looking for an experienced Multimedia Journalist/ Reporter. This individual will present news stories and other content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging, and meaningful to news consumers. Collects, analyzes, and presents facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

• Presents news stories and other content for all platforms.

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

• Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories to provide complete and accurate information.

• Gathers information via research, interviews, and experience; attends political, news, sports, social, and other functions.

• Responds to breaking news and other urgent newsroom situations as required.

• Pitches stories to News Managers and Producers, which are relevant to the local community.

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

• Participates in promotional activities including public appearances.

• Writes content for the website and other digital platforms; edits video clips as assigned.

• Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites.

• Ensures station compliance with rules and regulations applicable to FCC, local, state, and federal laws.

• Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:

• Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, or related field; or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

• Minimum two years of experience in news reporting and anchoring.

• Fluency in English; excellent communication skills, both verbal and written with the ability to ad-lib when required.

• Superior on-air presence both in the studio and live locations.

• Excellent news judgment with expansive knowledge of local/national current events, history, newsmakers, and issues.

• Receptive to coaching, able to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

• Valid driver's license with a good driving record.

• Flexibility to work different hours and shifts.

Hourly Range: $15 - $18