Tribune Company Multi-Media Journalist in Norfolk, Virginia

WTKR/WGNT, Tribune Media's CBS affiliate serving the Hampton Roads area of Virginia is recruiting for a Reporter/MMj to join it's team.

The primary responsibility of a Reporter/MMJ is to gather and present stories for all daily newscasts.

Core Job Functions:

  • Deliver compelling stories during every reporting shift

  • Enterprise ideas for News coverage

  • Writes, shoots, edits, produces and prepares for air all news stories assigned, including the delivery of those stories on tape or live from the scene.

  • Develops personal contacts within our service area and maintains regular contacts with those individuals.

  • Get involved in community organizations and represent the station at functions and events.

  • Present an image that fosters public confidence

  • Work as a photographer on an assigned daily basis; gathering news stories, by shooting and editing those stories.

  • Work with assignment desk, editors, producer and others to ensure factual, professional report.

  • Operate and maintain all assigned ENG equipment, including camera, laptop editor, video cards, etc.

  • Operate and maintain assigned news vehicle.

  • Contribute to the station’s website, as well as station and personal/professional social media on stories.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Knowledge Skills & Abilities:

Experience with Final Cut Pro 10 and ENG cameras. Ability to speak standard English and write grammatically correct English. Experience in reporting, videography, editing and newsgathering. Must possess a valid State Driver's License (or be able to get one).

Education Requirements:

A four year degree in liberal arts or journalism is preferred and/or two years’ work experience.

Physical Requirements:

Dexterity to operate camera. Vision to shoot and edit. Ability to lift 100 pounds or more, as needed, of equipment consisting of camera, tripods, batteries, etc. Ability to get into nooks, crannies, and high places to shoot video. Works in all kinds of weather conditions. Dexterity for operating keys and buttons on computer. Vision and hearing and vocal communication skills used to gather and report news. Ability to use radios, audio equipment, telephones, etc. in newsgathering.

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.

Job Number: 2017-45729