Job Description:

Title: Host and Producer, New York Now

Department: Content/Engagement

Reports To: VP, Chief Content and Engagement Officer

Location: WMHT, 4 Global View, Troy NY 12180

 

OVERVIEW:

WMHT, a public media station in Troy, NY, seeks a host for New York Now, our weekly, statewide, public affairs program. For more than forty years WMHT has provided viewers with information and news analysis from the state capital. New York Now is a multi-platform project that produces television, radio, and digital elements that reach audiences across the state, including in New York City. The ideal candidate is a journalist with excellent writing skills and broadcast talent experience.  An in-depth knowledge of the key issues in state government and a network of contacts that allows for access to leaders in state government is preferred. The ideal candidate has excellent writing and critical thinking skills, is a creative problem solver, and is comfortable working across multiple platforms. An understanding of the role that journalism plays in society and of journalistic ethics is critical.

WMHT EMPLOYEE VALUES AND COMMITMENTS:

Community: We place the community at the center of our work.
Integrity: We honor the trust placed in us by doing our work with honesty and transparency.
Excellence: We believe that the importance of our services demands that they be carried out with excellence.
Innovation: We embrace the new solutions that will be needed to serve our evolving communities.
Respect: We express an authentic regard for the intelligence and diverse viewpoints of our audiences and our community.

JOB DUTIES:

  • On-camera host – 25%
  • Researching, reporting, and producing broadcast and digital content for New York Now– 65%
  • Performs other duties as required – 10%

 

EDUCATION

This position requires an individual with well-rounded educational background. A bachelor’s degree in journalism, political science, or other related fields is preferred.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:         

Required: Good writing and storytelling skills are essential (please submit writing samples). An understanding of social media best practices and audio and video production workflows are required.

Preferred: Adobe Creative Suite including Adobe Premiere and Adobe Photoshop. Ability to work independently and as a team member and act professionally at all times.

*May require some work on evenings, weekends, and holidays.

This is a full-time, exempt position.

A valid driver’s license and good driving record is required for all WMHT positions

 

WMHT Educational Telecommunications is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F.  Qualified veterans, women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

Organization: 
Job Location: 
Troy, NY
United States
Job Category: 
Production/Programming
Deadline: 
Job Type: 
Full time
Hours Per Week: 
37.50
Send Application Materials To: 

APPLY: Send Cover Letter and Resume to Valerie Belden, vbelden@wmht.org

 

Phone: 
(518) 880-3400