Reporter/ MMJ

WIAT 42 News is searching for a Reporter/ MMJ to join our team.  The ideal candidate will be an energetic storyteller with a positive drive to get the job done.  Expectations include gathering material for newscast presentations with accurate information of interest to our viewers.  A focus on breaking news and severe weather coverage is a must.  Develop/ enterprise story ideas to present at daily planning meetings.  Review background information and conduct interviews in a courteous and professional manner.  Present compelling, clear and motivated live shots when assigned.  Interact with all facets of the community to gather information and cultivate news sources.  Candidates must be able to shoot and edit their own material.  Excellent reading, writing, spelling, grammar and organizational skills, both for TV broadcast writing and online content is required.  Proficiency in newsroom computer systems (iNews/ ENPS).  Knowledge of Panasonic cameras and AVID editing equipment helpful.   Ability to handle multiple tasks and moderate to high stress and deadline pressure, while keeping a strong attention to detail.

Two years reporting experience and college degree preferred.

Pre-employment background check.

Please send cover letter, resume, and DVD reel to:

WIAT-TV  –, 2075 Golden Crest Drive Birmingham or email to hr@wiat.com.  No phone calls please.  LIN Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.

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