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WKYT
Job Title: Multimedia reporter/ Backpack journalist
Type: Full Time
Category: Media, Journalism, Printing and Publishing
Location: Lexington, KY (US - 40509)
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Multimedia reporter/ Backpack journalist
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WKYT – home to Lexington’s highest rated newscasts – is looking for a multimedia reporter/backpack journalist. We’re looking for a pioneer in the next generation of news gathering. We report news on every platform available to our viewers. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated ability to report, shoot video, edit video, post web stories/pictures/video from both the field and television station. Successful candidates will also have the ability to deliver compelling stories from the viewer in. You’ll use the latest technology, including lightweight next generation video equipment and laptop editing.

Candidates should have at least two years’ experience as a reporter or photojournalist for a broadcast news station or news website.

Duties of this job include live reporting, creative shooting, writing, editing and posting of news stories, both hard news and features. Must have good writing skills and must be able to work well under strict deadline pressure.

The successful applicant’s background must include, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism or a related field. He/she must be a self-starter, with knowledge of and ability to operate state-of-the-art television news equipment as well as website publishing.

Applicant MUST provide a resume internet link (preferred) or DVD representative of his/her work. DVDs will not be returned.

WKYT-TV / Gray Television Group, Inc. participates in E-Verify, is a drug-free company and requires pre-employment drug testing. Also, if applicable to the position, MVR/Driver’s review and testing. EOE (All positions must show flexibility for evolving or changing operational needs. Hours, shifts, responsibilities, etc. are subject to change at management discretion.) Gray Television Group, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical handicap or marital status. Discriminatory employment practices are specifically prohibited by the Federal Communications Commission. If you believe your Equal Employment Rights have been violated, you may contact the FCC in Washington, D.C. 20054, or other appropriate state or local agencies.




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