Job Description:

POSITION GUIDE

Job Location:

WMHT-TV

4 Global View

Troy NY 12180

 

POSITION:

Title: Multimedia Journalist and Producer

Department: Content and Engagement

Type: Full Time, Non-Exempt

Reports To: VP, Chief Content Officer

 

BROAD FUNCTION:

The Multimedia Journalist and Producer reports to the VP, Chief Content and Engagement Officer. They work primarily in the Public Affairs content vertical, but this position' scope is varied and includes work across the Content and Engagement Department. The position will primarily support broadcast and digital public affairs efforts, including WMHT's award-winning New York NOW (approximately 75%), and will also at times support our Education and Arts and Culture content verticals (approximately 25%).

 

The Multimedia Journalist and Producer creates and publishes content across multiple platforms. They are equally at ease recording an audio interview for a podcast project, editing a vox pop video interview for digital distribution, or interviewing a newsmaker in the studio for a broadcast television segment. 

 

The Multimedia Journalist and Producer has excellent communication skills, is a talented writer, and engages effectively with the public. This position is public facing. The Multimedia Journalist and Producer represents WMHT in the digital world, utilizes social media to share content on a consistent and on-going basis, and use social platforms to source stories.

 

The Multimedia Journalist and Producer is committed to a public media model that values community engagement, a model that listens and responds to the community. The Multimedia Journalist and Producer participates in station activities, presents to the community advisory board, the board of directors, and represents WMHT at community events.

 

Producers at WMHT have excellent writing and critical thinking skills. They are creative problem solvers and self-starters who are technically proficient and are an active part of production team at WMHT. Producers work collaboratively at WMHT. They participate in editorial meetings, share problems, and find solutions.

 

SPECIFIC OPERATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Journalism/Reporting:

Produces text-based, audio, video, journalism content

Appears as talent on video and audio reports

 

Field Production:

Records video and audio for broadcast and digital distribution

 

Non-broadcast:

Creates and publishes multimedia social media content

 

Post-Production:

Edits video and audio for broadcast and digital distribution

 

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Maintains working knowledge of tools and equipment specific to job responsibilities; attends training sessions as assigned

 

Works collaboratively with internal partners to achieve the highest quality finished product

 

Assists in station-wide projects and corporate fund-raising efforts

 

Carries out related duties as assigned.

 

Adheres to editorial standards set by the company

              

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism, communications or related field, or equivalent training in production
  • Commitment to the mission and goals of public broadcasting
  • Strong commitment to excellence in the finished product; ability to work successfully either independently or as a team member
  • Ability to lift and carry equipment up to 50 lbs., carry out frequent reaching, stretching, twisting and bending. Standing for up to two hours at one time and sitting for extended periods
  • Excellent sight, hearing and manual dexterity are also required to operate equipment.
  • Demonstrated technical skill in professional field
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively with people at all levels in the organization and clients, to work under pressure of deadlines
  • A valid New York State driver’s license and good driving record is required for all WMHT positions
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud Suite of tools (Premiere, Photoshop, After Effects, Audition), Microsoft Office, and Trello

 

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume with a links to writing and media samples. 

Human Resources 

WMHT

4 Global View

Troy, NY 12180

 

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
Send Application Materials To: 

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume with a links to writing and media samples to vbelden@wmht.org  or mail to:

 

Valerie Belden

WMHT

4 Global View

Troy, NY 12180

 

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