Senior Multimedia Journalist

Location: 

Norwalk, CT, US, 06851

Brand:  News12
Requisition #:  94

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Job Summary

News 12 Connecticut is looking for an aggressive, self-starting Multimedia Journalist.  The ideal candidate should be able to generate story ideas, develop sources, pursue leads, and produce and present stories and other content for all platforms including social media.

Responsibilities


Must be able to shoot, write and edit clearly and creatively. Must also be capable of operating assigned camera and editing gear. We’re looking for motivated local journalists willing to dive deeply into community issues and do stories that matter. Must have and maintain a valid license and a good driving record.

Qualifications


• Bachelor's degree in Journalism or Communications preferred, Master’s degree is a plus
• 4 - 5 years full-time professional news reporting experience
• Ability to work independently in a one man band, backpack, multimedia environment
• Ability to edit on non-linear systems i.e. Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier
• Knowledge of local and national current events, newsmakers, and issues
• Excellent news writing ability for all platforms including social media
• Knowledge of libel laws and ethical foundations of journalism
• Expected to write web/digital copy for all stories
• Proficiency in current and emerging newsgathering and production technologies.
• Ability to think quickly and respond appropriately in high pressure situations.
• Valid driver’s license with good driving record
• Ability to lift, carry and maneuver up to 40lbs
• Ability to work inside a climate controlled office/studio environment and outside in all weather conditions including extremes in hot and cold temperature, wet or humid conditions.
• Flexibility to work any assigned shift with ability to work nights, weekends and holidays; or longer shifts due to “breaking news”
• Bilingual Spanish a plus

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Nearest Major Market: Bridgeport
Nearest Secondary Market: Danbury