Multimedia Journalist

Hearst Communications, Inc.

Westbrook, ME

 WMTW-TV, Maine's ABC affiliate, is looking for a Multimedia Journalist that has the ability to generate story ideas, write to video, and do compelling live shots. We are seeking a self-motivated individual who wants to win each day. The Multimedia Journalist should be an accurate, ethical, compelling storyteller with a team attitude. The right candidate loves telling stories and delivering them LIVE to the viewers. This person will produce content on-air, online, and for our mobile devices. We are looking for someone who can shoot and edit videos and has a passion for journalism and bringing the viewer the “big story”.  


Job Responsibilities:  

  • Gather information for stories and live reports for newscasts that could include mornings, nights, and weekends.   Variable shift possible.    
  • Put together high-quality packages.    
  • Coverage of breaking news and sports.
  • Develop sources and generate story ideas.
  • Shoot live shots and live interviews.
  • Shoot and track news stories.
  • Work with reporters on packages, special reports, and documentaries.  
  • In-person attendance is required.



Experience Requirements: 

  • At least one year of television news reporting, photography, and editing.       
  • Breaking news/sports reporter.   
  • Creative writer and packager.  
  • Military multimedia experience will be considered.   



Qualifications Requirements:  

  • Works quickly and efficiently   
  • Good personality.  Must connect with viewers 
  • Must enjoy being part of a team.  
  • Excellent writing and packaging skills 
  • Must be able to provide samples of reporting and photography.  
  • Ability to develop contacts and generate stories. 
  • Ability to shoot and edit high-quality video   
  • Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production.



  • Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans.  Defense Information School (DINFOS) or other related military training and experience will be considered.

Additional Requirements:

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.