LJC Producer/Reporter

Posted On: April 24, 2013

Journalism Job

Media Organization: WMHT Educational Telecommunications

Company Description

WMHT Educational Telecommunications, located in New York State's Capital Region, is the only full-service public broadcaster serving Eastern New York and Western New England. WMHT operates public television stations WMHT, WMHT-PBS World and WMHT-Create TV, as well as public radio stations WMHT-FM 89.1/WRHV-FM 88.7, WEXT-FM 97.7 (both of which are also available via HD radio) and RISE, a radio reading service for the blind and print-disabled. WMHT is supported by more than 30,000 members.

Job Description

The LJC Multimedia Reporter is a producer/reporter focusing on innovation and technology and their impact on the upstate New York economy. The producer/reporter will write, produce and edit balanced and engaging audio, visual, online and new media news and feature story content intended for our Emmy-winning television program, radio, online, and on-demand audiences. The producer/reporter will create content specific to the LJC community on behalf of his/her partner station and will also
contribute to collaborative reporting and engagement activities with other LJC reporters and stations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

 Conduct regular research to understand the issues and terminology associated with the innovation economy;
 Cultivate diverse sources including under-represented segments of the population;
 Produce as assigned multimedia, multiplatform content including, feature reports, enterprise reports, news and public affairs spots, blogs entries and extensive television, radio and on-line content;
 Contribute to roundtable discussions, broadcast and multimedia talk shows, interviews and community engagement discussions of the issue;
 Assist in training/mentoring of interns and other staff.
 Ensures compliance of technical specifications and standards.
 Maintains familiarity with professional standards and current trends in field.
 Maintains working knowledge of tools and equipment specific to job.

General Responsibilities

 Coordinates activities with other staff in order to achieve the highest quality finished product.
 Assists in station-wide projects and corporate fund-raising efforts.
 Carries out special assignments as required.

Qualifications and Education Required:

 Two to five years on-air broadcast news experience.
 Knowledge of new media production techniques, as well as television and radio production.
 Authoritative, conversational on-air delivery.
 Solid news judgment and ability to perform without supervision.
 Experience in reporting/producing technology/science based stories highly desirable.
 Bachelor degree in broadcasting, radio/TV communications, or related field, or equivalent training in production. Electronic media Journalism degree preferred.
 Strong communication and interpersonal skills: ability to organize and present ideas clearly and persuasively.
 Ability to work under extreme deadline pressure.
 Must be familiar with the Final Cut Pro SD/HD
 Familiarity with video uses and formats for social media networks. I.E. Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, etc.
 Familiarity with video and audio digital monitoring for quality assurance.
 Must be a team player that can also work independently.
 Strong PC computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook. (Windows 7)
 Ability to lift and carry equipment up to 50 lbs, carry out frequent reaching, stretching, twisting and bending. Standing for up to two hour at one time, and sitting for extended periods. Excellent sight, hearing and manual dexterity are also required to operate equipment.
 A valid New York State driver’s license and good driving record is required for all WMHT positions.
 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.
 Demonstrated technical skill in professional field.
 Ability to maintain a flexible schedule.

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

To Apply

Email resume and cover letter to Valerie Belden at vbelden@wmht.org