Mobile, AL – The WALA Reporter (Multi-Media Journalist) and Weekend Anchor: researches, writes, reports, weekend anchor duties, shoots video and edits news material for television newscasts and all WALA news platforms, including digital and smart phones. Work performed is for all media platforms and initiatives, including for example: on-air, web, digital and social media. The successful individual will furnish a wide variety of news content either working alone or in tandem with other field personnel. This position coordinates with Content Center/Assignment Desk and team of multi- media producers. The Newsperson contributes live shots utilizing microwave, satellite and other technology for feeding stories to Content Center. The individual will be called upon torepresent WALA in public in a professional and courteous manner
Vacancy Type: Full Time
At least two years experience in broadcast journalism. Experience reporting (MMJ) news at a commercial television station preferred.
Must possess advanced understanding of legal and ethical issues impacting journalism. Ability to combine words and pictures into informative and interesting news stories.
Advanced knowledge of the locale, governing bodies, demographics and public figures.
Ability to edit stories as necessary.
Ability to perform quality work in high pressure deadline situations.
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must possess valid Driver’s License.
Writes, reports, shoots and edits video news stories from concept to finish; contributes copy stories to newscasts and digital platforms. Performs live reports on daily basis. Generates story ideas, cultivates news sources and remains knowledgeable regarding places, events and people in the news, local or national. Maintains contacts within business community to report promptly on new or continuing events. Provides daily story notes outlining ideas for future stories. Passes along facts uncovered concerning ongoing projects. Provides progress reports on story checks. Shares information relating to upcoming events, meetings or story developments. Presents stories via on air, live from the set, live remotes or live indoor locations. Must be proficient at delivers news and introduces content from local news reporters, sports and weather as well as external sources in accordance with program outline. Must be proficient at delivering unscripted breaking news coverage and special events to the community at large. Serves as community ambassador for the news department. Responds to concerns of viewers. Makes personal appearances on behalf of the station. Attends station sponsored promotion events as scheduled.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.
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