Multimedia Journalist

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Purpose/Reason for this Position:
5NEWS is looking for an energetic Multi-Media Journalist to work out of our Fort Smith office and cover River Valley news. The primary focus of this position is to gather all necessary information and resources for a wide range of news stories, and report it accurately. Curiosity is a must. We’re looking for a creative storyteller with solid writing skills. You must be a motivated self-starter who is willing to hustle and enterprise stories. We need someone who is persistent and won’t give up when calls aren’t returned. This is a one-man-band job. The right candidate must shoot, write and edit his/her own stories for mobile, web, and TV every day. The right candidate also needs to know their way around twitter and Facebook.

Core Job Functions:

  • The ability to turn a wide range of hard news stories quickly
  • Photography
  • Non-linear editing
  • Develop and maintain meaningful contacts
  • Must be able to come up with new story ideas everyday
  • Writes, produces and prepares assigned news stories for air, mobile and web
  • Daily web posting and/or blogging
  • Performs all other duties as assigned
  • Flexible work schedule

Minimum Knowledge Skills & Abilities:
Ability to speak standard English and write grammatically correct English. Ability to use a personal computer; manipulate digital video and non-linear editing skills are important. The ability to type 35 wpm. Must possess a valid State Driver’s License (or be able to get one).

Education Requirements:
A four year degree in liberal arts or journalism is preferred.

Physical Requirements:
Ability to use radios, audio equipment, telephones, etc. in newsgathering. Must be able to work outdoors in all kinds of extreme weather conditions. Must be able to drive a vehicle.

Statement about Other Duties:
The foregoing is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all functions essential to the job for which the employee is responsible, nor an exhaustive list of the minimum requirements and specifications necessary to perform the essential functions, including all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different functions be performed when circumstances change or exigencies require it.

Send a resume, application and references to Rick Bagley, News Director, KFSM-TV, 4201 North Shiloh Drive, Suite 169, Fayetteville, AR 72703 or e-mail or fax 479-521-6579.  No calls please.

KFSM-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer