4 hours


Tribune Company
Philadelphia, PA
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MMJ in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Careers at PA-Philadelphia;5001 Wynnefield Avenue (WPHL)
  • MMJ

    Location US-PA-Philadelphia
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/30/2019 5:23 PM)
    Job ID
  • Overview

    WPHL, a Nexstar Media station, has an opening for an Part time Multi-Media  Journalist (MMJ) to work in our Philadelphia newsroom.


    A Multi-Media Journalist is a seasoned storyteller in a team of champions.  Seeking a candidate who is aggressive, resourceful and relentless.  If you lead by example… if you care about being fair and accurate… if you are a live-shot artist… let me hear from you.    If you love the give and take of social media… let me hear from you.


    Core Job Functions:

    1. Establish and maintain relationships/sources in the community. Develop Story ideas and pitch unique stories that will get results and drive ratings. 


    1. Shoot, Edit, Write and prepare stories on deadline that are fair, accurate and engaging to the audience. They have discretion to write the story as they see fit but almost all stories are reviewed prior to going to air.


    1. Presents those stories on live television in an energetic, conversational and creative style. Full Discretion but management provides very specific expectations related to their delivery.


    1. Posts and promotes those stories and additional items on the internet, social media, and other platforms. Full Discretion but management provides very specific expectations related to their postings.


    Additional Functions:

    1. Cultivates curiosity
    2. Relishes personal responsibility, including learning new things and adapting to change as the world and the industry evolve.
    3. Works well in a team environment.
    4. Refuses to give up, even when people aren’t returning telephone calls.
    5. Protects the reputation and integrity of self and that of the station.
    6. Welcomes coaching and constructive criticism.


    Minimum Knowledge Skills & Abilities:

    Command of the English language, secondary language such as Spanish, helpful.  Should be able to write in complete sentences with proper spelling, punctuation and format.  Should be able to function under extreme stress and deadline pressures.  Experience in reporting and news gathering pred.  Should have working knowledge of the Internet and feel comfortable using computers and electronic newsgathering equipment.  Experience working with news cameras and news editing software including Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere.


    Education Requirements:

    A four year degree in liberal arts or journalism is pred and/or one+ years related experience.



    Physical Requirements:

    Dexterity for operating keys and buttons on computer and typewriter.  Vision and hearing and vocal communication skills used to gather and report news.  Ability to climb ladders and get in remote places to report stories.  Ability to use radios, audio equipment, telephones, etc. in newsgathering.  Works, as required, outdoors in all kinds and extremes of weather.  Must have a valid driver's license (or be able to get one).


    Statement about Other Duties:

    The foregoing is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all functions essential to the job for which the employee is responsible, nor an exhaustive list of the minimum requirements and specifications necessary to perform the essential functions, including all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different functions be performed when circumstances change or exigencies require it.


    Equal Employment Opportunity



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    Posted: 2019-11-20 Expires: 2019-12-20

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