Non-News Multimedia Journalist (WKBW-TV)


WKBW-TV, the ABC affiliate located in Buffalo, NY, is looking for a Non-News Multimedia Journalist.

This MMJ is responsible for researching, writing, capturing visual content and editing local programming stories and sales-sponsored content for multiple platforms.


Key Activities
  • Receives assignment or creates and develops story ideas, content leads and tips for non-news local programming. Work with producers and hosts to create stories for local programming.
  • Videotape and Photography for a wide range of station projects, including local programming feature packages, tease bumpers, sales presentations, promotional spots and programming.
  • Gathers and verifies factual information regarding stories through interview, observation and research.
  • Work with clients, talent, account executives and Commercial Production with proficiency in EFP and studio productions to develop sales sponsored content. Work with engineering staff to operate Live Microwave Vehicles and all related videography equipment.
  • Organizes material and writes story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards of specialized programming.
  • Shoots video and still photos to illustrate stories.
  • Edit video linear and non linear for a wide range of station projects, including local programming, feature packages, tease bumpers, sales presentation, promotional spots and programming. Familiar with digital based storage and servers.
  • Periodically appears on television program when conducting taped interview or narration.
  • May report live from business or event.
  • Drive company vehicle on various assignments.
  • Write and produce quality stories for multiple media platforms and write and post content to the web.
  • Assist host at offsite shoots.
  • Assist Local Programming producer in preparing show.
  • Assist online staff in preparing for multi-medial stories
  • Report, write, capture visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as internet and digital channels.
  • Maintain Local Programming Video and Music Library.
  • Knowledge and demonstration of editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel laws.
  • Maintain photography equipment and vehicle.
  • Perform other duties as needed and directed by the Local Programming Manager, General Manager or General Sales Manager.


Education & Experience/Certifications
  • BS/BA in related discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Generally 2-5 years experience in related field with professional shooting and editing experience required.
  • Three to five years experience working in a commercial broadcast facility preferred.
  • Must be proficient at non-linear editing (Final Cut Pro).
  • Must be familiar with EFP shooting end editing.
  • Knowledge of SDTV and HDTV shooting/lighting preferred.
  • Knowledge of Final Cut Pro editing and After Effects preferred.
  • Computer literacy required, including newsroom computer systems.
  • Videography and non-linear editing experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment.
  • Edit video on Final Cut Pro editing systems or similar equipment

Skills & Abilities
  • Must be creative, a team player and able to communicate effectively.
  • Must be able to work well under pressure and daily deadlines.
  • Must have good creative and editorial judgment.
  • Mastery of journalistic ethics and libel laws.
  • Lighting and editing skills must be broadcast quality.
  • Ability to create quality work on tight timeframes and deadlines.
  • Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills.
  • Proficient at posting content to various websites.
  • Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.
  • Fully competent and productive professional contributor working independently on larger, moderately complex projects/assignments.
  • Able to work effectively with sales sponsored clients.


Work Environment
  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds.
  • Sitting, walking and standing.
  • Flexible work hours required, including holidays, weekends, evenings, possible overtime hours and on call.
  • Must be available for overnight and weekend travel.
Additional Requirements
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.


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About Scripps

The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners, with 33 television stations in 24 markets and a reach of nearly one in five U.S. households. It also owns 34 radio stations in eight markets. Scripps also runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses, including podcast industry leader Midroll Media and over-the-top video news service Newsy. Scripps also produces television shows including "THE LIST" and "The Now," runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington DC, and serves as the long-time steward of the nation's largest, most successful and longest-running educational program, the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way."


As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.