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Bureau Multi-Media Journalist

9/16/2020

KY3/KSPR, the award-winning NBC/ABC newsroom in Springfield, MO is looking a couple of aggressive multi-media journalists who are passionate about covering local news and weather. We are looking for journalists to be based at our Springfield, MO office, or, if you love being more independent, are more experienced, one of our four bureaus where you would live and report (and get paid more). We have bureaus in some of the most beautiful parts of the Ozarks. One is nestled in the tourist community of Branson, surround by Table Rock Lake. Another is in Arkansas, in the middle of the majestic mountains of the Ozarks and near the Buffalo National River. And a third is in south-central Missouri where you can find national forests, rivers where you can float, and historic sites galore. 

We are a newsroom that values creativity, hard work, and enterprise hard news story ideas centered on safety and security. We are looking for someone with at least two years’ experience at a television station as a reporter or MMJ. Candidate must be able to tell great stories about real people without a lot of bites from “suits”. We want moving and creative live shots and standups! We will, in turn, give you the feedback to help you grow, training and equipment to help you succeed. 

Essential Functions:

  • Research, gather, shoot, write, edit and report news stories for on-air and online in the most accurate, appealing, timely and creative way using all sources 
  • Report “live” on the scene, especially during breaking news 
  • Bureau reports must live in the area where they will report. 
  • Aggressively research stories and conduct interviews in the field 
  • Develop and maintain sources of information and knowledge about assignments 
  • Demonstrate sound news judgment, collaborate with others to present the story in the best way 
  • Must be able to utilize non-linear editing equipment on a daily basis 
  • Enterprise hard-news, research-driven packages under tight deadlines 
  • Participate in story selection process through meetings, daily contribution of lead story ideas centering on safety and security is required 
  • Attend/host/speak at community service, schools, and community events; meet and greet viewers 
  • Post and regularly update stories and other material on the web and social media, usually remotely 
  • Must update social media sites daily, including Facebook and Twitter, to report stories and interact with viewers 
  • Communicate with the web staff and other appropriate staff members during breaking news 
  • Follow clothing and appearance guidelines 
  • Must be a visual storyteller; perform creative stand-ups and explanatory, moving live shots 
  • Evenings, weekends, mornings and holidays will be required 
  • Make regular beat checks 
  • Be willing to learn or possess a broad and working knowledge of the viewing area, including people, places, things, and history 
  • Use knowledge of appropriate lighting to enhance overall news presentation 
  • Critique, feedback, and training are part of the job 
  • Will need to be on-call as scheduled 
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned 

Qualifications:

  • Be able to write in a clear, concise, conversational manner 
  • Possess excellent interview and conversational writing skills 
  • Excellent live reporting skills and strong on-camera presentation skills 
  • Basic computer knowledge, including newsroom software (such as ENPS), Microsoft applications, and Internet use 
  • Ability to carry, shoot and edit video with digital cameras 
  • Able to produce and post content to our websites 
  • Intermediate knowledge of social media 
  • Able to work independently with limited supervision 
  • Work well in a team environment 
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure 
  • Strong initiative and attention to detail 
  • Demonstrate solid news judgment and journalistic ethics 
  • Maintain professional and ethical conduct at the station and in the community 
  • Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving in a manner that will mesh well with co-workers, supervisors and viewers 
  • Strong research skills, including the ability to navigate online search engines 
  • Must stay current with national and local news/weather, know what is going on in the community 

Working Conditions:

  • Requires sitting 45% of the time and standing or walking 55% of the time, and some driving 
  • Outdoor work in all weather conditions is to be expected in this position 
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to stand, walk, talk, hear, use hands and fingers, reach, grab, handle or feel, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl, regularly sit, talk, and hear. 
  • Some nights, weekends and holidays will be required. Schedule changes should be expected 
  • Occasional local and national travel is required 

Licensing Requirements:

  • Must hold a valid Missouri driver’s license and be insurable. 

To Apply: Send your application, resume, and link to your latest resume tape to: 

KY3 Jobs
999 W. Sunshine
Springfield, MO 65807

jobs@ky3.com  

Or apply online at www.gray.tv/applynow 

KY3/KSPR is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer 

All job offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug screen and an acceptable driving record for driving positions. This job description does not necessarily contain all of the actual or essential duties of this position.

Job Type : Full-Time
Education Level : Bachelors Degree
Experience Level : Entry Level
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