ViacomCBS MULTI-MEDIA JOURNALIST in St. Petersburg, Florida
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff
JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time
JOB LOCATION: St. Petersburg, FL
CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).
WTOG-TV, a VIACOMCBS-owned station, is looking for an experienced Multi-Media Journalist (MMJ) to join our team. We want someone who fights for the lead story, brings ideas to the table daily, cultivates sources, owns social media and is passionate about local news. Candidates must have strong, creative storytelling skills and an energetic delivery.
Develop and execute enterprise content on a consistent basis.
Cover breaking news with a sense of urgency, be able to follow story and update as needed on all CW44 social media platforms. Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites.
Pitch vetted stories reflective of the community.
Shoot, write and edit packages for daily newscasts.
Establish and maintain relationships/sources in the community.
Recap content for Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites after stories run.
Work daily with Creative Services promotion and digital teams as news liaison to help assist station promotions.
Work daily with other team MMJ to establish coverage of today’s stories.
Create a daily on cam :10 promo (if required) for daily topical promos.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Ability to shoot and edit broadcast quality video for television newscast and digital platforms
Must be proficient in Premiere Pro
Must have knowledge of Broadcast ENG cameras, lighting, audio and LiveU
Must be able to work independently with a high degree of accuracy and have the ability to solve problems quickly
Must have very strong social media skills and be able to contribute on all platforms
Must be able to work a flexible schedule including nights, holidays, weekends
Must be a team player and able to work under deadlines and have the ability to multi-task
College degree in Journalism/Communications/Broadcasting preferred; equivalent experience
Minimum 4 years’ MMJ/television reporting experience preferred
Please provide a link to examples of Broadcast or Digital video work
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