Enterprise Digital News Weather Reporter

Nexstar Broadcasting Mobile , AL 36604

Posted 3 weeks ago

Company Overview

Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC. Learn more at www.nexstar.tv.

EEO Statement:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Position Summary

WKRG News 5, a dominant Nexstar CBS affiliate in Mobile/Pensacola, is seeking an Enterprise Digital News Weather Reporter. This dynamic reporter will enterprise, gather, research, write, report and produce a variety of news and weather content daily for all station platforms

This will require work in the newsroom as well as reporting in the field alongside station reporters and digital staff and/or independently, writing, aggregating, and publishing news stories and content to our various news platforms. Work hours could vary, depending on content needs.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter that is well-versed in video journalism and web content creation and publishing using an ever-evolving set of multimedia tools and platforms. The candidate should have news, weather and editorial experience and a savvy working knowledge of broadcast and/or digital news, web, social media, and the overall digital media landscape.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

General Responsibilities

  • Work with news and weather team on stories and editorial direction

  • Enterprise unique, impactful and on-brand stories

  • Develop sources, beats

  • Write in-depth and sometimes investigative original news and weather content for various platforms

  • Take a lead on breaking news, weather and in-depth, investigative stories on relevant topics

  • Shoot and edit content that can be used for various platforms

  • Post & update news and weather content on various platforms

  • Update and maintain online presence, including mobile sites and apps

  • Inter-departmental communication

  • Other duties as assigned

Responsibilities & Skills

  • Strong news and weather writing and editing skills

  • Attention to journalistic integrity and best practices

  • Proficiency in web content management systems

  • Ability to create visually rich content such on various platforms

  • Must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment

  • Attention to detail and quality

  • Some proficiency and working knowledge of multimedia/video tools and applications and basic Internet technologies such as HTML, RSS, FTP is beneficial

  • Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience; entry level meteorologist skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Valid driver's license with a good driving record

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The Enterprise Digital News Weather Reporter must be able to sit, use newsroom software on a computer, conduct telephone conversations, use e-mail & social media for communication, write and copy edit scripts, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.


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