MediaNews Group, Inc.

Multimedia News Reporter

Job Locations US-CO-Fort Morgan
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/30/2020 4:29 PM)
Requisition ID
2020-2535
Time Type
Full-Time
Employment Type
Regular

 

Media news group

Overview

The Fort Morgan Times, a subsidiary of MediaNews Group, is seeking a Multimedia Reporter to join the team!  MediaNews Group offers news reporting and third party advertising and marketing opportunities through its multi-platform products which include: web, mobile, tablet, and print.  We are one of the largest media groups in the U.S., serving high-value audiences and connecting advertisers to them. MNG publishes award-winning content (49 Pulitzers) that amasses and engages a nationwide audience via 800 multi-media platforms including web, mobile, social, and print.  We are transforming the news industry. 

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Responsibilities

The Fort Morgan Times is looking for a full-time, aggressive, enterprising and inquisitive multi media reporter who will be able to multitask in community news coverage, and write multiple daily stories and briefs. This reporter will cover community events, meetings and news, as well as other general assignments as directed by the assistant editor.
We want someone who can report thoroughly and write quickly and clearly in high-pressure, deadline situations, as well as handle longer-term planning, development and execution of in-depth news features.
 
Furthermore, we are looking for someone with a full range of digital skills, with the ability to use social media and to shoot photos and video, and be willing and ready to learn and master the latest technologies to assist in news-gathering and storytelling.
 
 
  • Utilize a full range of digital tools, specifically with including social media to shoot photos and video to record and publish stories. 
  • Candidate must be proficient in taking his/her own photos and producing their own videos and be able to write and edit stories to adhere to a tight deadline
  • Learn and master the latest technologies to assist in news-gathering and storytelling.
  • Along with producing stories that are assigned, the candidate should also be able to pitch their own story ideas on a regular basis. 
  • Research and develop stories to the utmost accuracy.
  • File photos and videos as needed.

Qualifications

  • Degree in journalism, communication or equivalent experience.
  • Candidate must be proficient in taking his/her own photos and producing their own videos.
  • Experience with news reporting and writing, shooting video, using social media, creating enterprising content at a daily or weekly news outlet.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong reporting, writing, organizational and story structure skills.
  • Understands imperatives of emerging and existing platforms, including web, mobile and print.
  • Beats production deadlines.
  • Experiments with new digital tools and platforms.
  • Must be flexible to work evenings, weekends and/or holiday's as well as odd hours if necessary/news requires.
  • Must live in area/county or be willing to relocate (no relocation assistance offered).
  • Must submit 2-3 multimedia packages or writing samples with resume and application.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Suite is preferred. 
  • Multitasking and organizational skills are key. 
  • Successful candidates must have a solid editing background.

 

Work Environment

This position may be permanent remote.

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