POSITION SUMMARY (Scope & Purpose)
Our news department is looking for an enthusiastic journalist to join news team. This is a Multi-Media Journalist position that will typically showcase your live storytelling in our newscasts. You must have proven skills in digging for stories, writing and producing for a winning news operation, and a competitive spirit to support the best breaking news operation in town. We’re a full-service local news organization; we work 24/7 servicing our community on our newscasts and digital platforms. You will be contributing video you shoot and stories you break, no matter the time of day.
- Shoot, write and edit your own story
- Conceptualize story ideas and deliver the news in a dynamic presentation, with the ability of marketing your story in teases and headlines as required.
- Beat everyone in town with breaking news, preferably news you break!
- Pitch in on the demanding work that goes on in a newsroom where everyone is asked to give their best effort.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:
Must know what it takes to build a competitive, winning, and watchable, story. Experience preferred, but the skill to offer “must see TV” the key! You must demonstrate a keen sense of news judgment, it’s a given that you can shoot video, write and produce. A positive, “can-do” approach is required, complainers without solutions will probably be sent to our competition!
Dexterity to operate a keyboard, computer, editing equipment and other such equipment. Must be able to operate and carry a video camera. Must have a valid driver’s license. Communication skills used in office setting to report and produce news.
INTERNAL CONTACTS EXTERNAL CONTACTS
Engineering Staff General Public
Creative Services Staff
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS POSITION:
Send a resume to Alan Baker, News Director, WQAD-TV, 3003 Park 16th Street, Moline, Illinois 61265-6061 or e-mail at [email protected]
This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, work load, rush jobs, special projects, technological developments, etc.
WQAD, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer