Multimedia Journalist (MMJ)

Job Description

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

KIMA in Yakima, WA has an exciting opportunity for a Multimedia Journalist (MMJ). Your responsibilities as an MMJ will include reporting, shooting and editing news stories, enterprising story ideas, developing contacts, as well as other responsibilities as assigned.

We're looking for someone with sharp news judgment, excellent technical skills and the ability to work well independently. Experience with live shots is required, experience with Live-U is a plus. You will be expected to produce daily content on a variety of platforms including the internet, social networking sites and mobile phones, in addition to television. You must have and maintain a valid license and a good driving record.

Other requirements include :
  • Proven knowledge and experience working with current media creation tools and contemporary newsroom systems
  • Strong writing and copy editing skills are a must
  • Must be able to work well under deadline pressure
  • Field reporting daily resulting in a package presented in the newscast and online
    • videotaping footage with a tripod for use in stories
    • editing footage for use in stories
    • composing news stories that gain approval by News Director
    • accurately posting all stories and video online and without errors
    • frequent posting to social media
  • Plan and research future stories for use in daily coverage or during sweeps months and cover an assigned beat
  • Attend daily editorial meeting prepared with three (3) story ideas that may be used in the current day's newscast
  • Participate in frequent public appearances and community events
  • Other duties as assigned

While applying online, please include a web link of your recent work. If you do not have a web link, please apply online and then send a non returnable DVD to:
KIMA Attn: News Director 2801 Terrace Heights Dr. Yakima, WA 98901

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!