Job Description:

POSITION GUIDE

Job Location:

WMHT-TV

4 Global View

Troy NY 12180

 

POSITION:

Title: Multimedia Reporter and Engagement Producer

Department: Content and Engagement

Type: Full Time, Non-Exempt

Reports To: Content & Engagement Manager  

 

BROAD FUNCTION:

At WMHT, we provide journalism and educational content that empowers viewers to be informed and active residents of the Empire State.  Join the WMHT team as we create trusted, unbiased, multi-platform media that meets our audiences where they are and delivers high-quality information that reflects the diversity of our region.  

 

At WMHT, we strive to create a workplace culture that values diversity of perspective and lived experience.  We provide a place where people are supported to do their best work. 

 

WMHT seeks a Multimedia Reporter and Engagement Producer that will support broadcast and digital public affairs efforts primarily through WMHT's award-winning New York NOW weekly program, which takes viewers beyond the headlines to provide statewide coverage of the issues and debates that matter most to New Yorkers.  The Multimedia Reporter and Engagement Producer works in the Public Affairs content vertical, but this position's scope is varied and includes work across the Content and Engagement Departments. The Multimedia Reporter and Engagement Producer will at times collaborate with our Education, Arts and Culture content verticals as well as with WMHT’s Digital Team. 

 

Producers and reporters at WMHT have critical thinking skills. They are creative problem solvers and self-starters who are an active part of production team at WMHT. Producers work collaboratively at WMHT. They participate in editorial meetings, share problems, and find solutions.  We would prefer candidates with video journalism experience, but if you come from a print, radio or other reporting background, we can help you make the transition to our multiplatform approach. 

 

The successful candidate will have a passion for service to the community through their work.  

 

The Multimedia Reporter and Engagement Producer has excellent communication skills and engages effectively with the public. This position is public facing. The Multimedia Reporter and Engagement 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. Reports may involve field production or in-studio interviews.   

 

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

 

 

SPECIFIC OPERATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

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 25 lbs., carry out frequent reaching, stretching, twisting and bending. Standing for up to two hours at one time and sitting for extended periods
  • 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.

 

WMHT Educational Telecommunications is an equal opportunity employer. The community and audience we serve is diverse, and we wish to foster that diversity in our workplace. Toward that end, WMHT does not discriminate against individuals in hiring, employment or promotion on the basis of race, religion, color, sex/gender, gender identity and gender expression, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap or disability, veteran or military status, political belief, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Organization: 
Job Location: 
Troy, NY
United States
Job Category: 
Reporting
Job Type: 
Full time
Hours Per Week: 
37.50
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

Phone: 
(518) 880-3531