Video Journalist

WINK Television On-Air Reporters Fort Myers, Florida


Description

This position is responsible for researching, writing, capturing visual content and editing stories for multiple platforms. Video Journalists report, write, capture quality visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadlines, such as Internet and digital channels.

Responsibilities include:

  • Receive assignments or evaluate news leads and news tips to develop story ideas.
  • Organize material, determine slant or emphasis, and write stories according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
  • Shoots video and still photos to illustrate stories. Edit video on Final Cut Pro editing systems, or similar equipment
  • Edits, or assists in editing, videos for all multimedia platforms
  • Work cooperatively with photographer assigned to story, if one is assigned.
  • Assist news producer in preparing newscasts.
  • Assist online staff in preparing for multimedia stories. 

MUST HAVE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism or related degree or equivalent years of experience
  • Minimum of two years of experience preferred
  • Computer literacy required, including newsroom computer systems
  • Videography and non-linear editing experience preferred
  • Knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment
  • Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills
  • Proficient at posting content to various websites
  • Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.

Additional Requirements

  • Must be able to carry and set up ENG equipment often weighing 50lbs.
  • Must be able to drive news vehicle to news story location, and to edit footage in confined areas/space.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.

Southwest Florida is often praised as being one of the healthiest and happiest places in the world with miles of white-sand beaches and a dynamic community. Broadcast Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are a drug-free and smoke-free environment. All employees are required to receive a COVID-19 vaccination unless a reasonable accommodation is approved.