Multiskilled Journalist

Job Description

WTHR-TV, the NBC affiliate in Indianapolis, Indiana, is currently looking for a Multiskilled Journalist who is driven to succeed and reach new heights. We’re seeking an outstanding storyteller who is creative, confident, and passionate about producing engaging content for all platforms. This person should possess top-notch writing, photography, and editing skills. We’re also searching for a journalist who loves to uncover exclusive stories and report on breaking news.


•  Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting
•  Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner
•  Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories
•  Develop original content through social listening and independent sources
•  Deliver on-air news events in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner
•  Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility
•  Develop news sources for general assignment and special areas of interest
•  Produce news stories that are unique and captivating
•  Operate news gathering vehicle to and from various locations
•  Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media
•  Enterprise news stories
•  Shoot, write and edit packaged reports
•  Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories
•  Transmit and present exciting live reports with current technology
•  Perform other tasks as required by Supervisor or Executive Producer

Required Skills

•  1-3 years proven live breaking news and general assignment reporting; strong human-interest storytelling and editing experience
•  Understanding of the tenants of professional journalism
•  A portfolio with examples of reporting, with emphasis on breaking news and storytelling
•  Ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots
•  Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
•  Travel: Rarely: less than 10%
•  Work Environment Set: Outdoors: performed in various outdoor environmental conditions
•  Physical Demands Set: Light work: Involves sitting most of the time, walking, lifting, bending, standing, etc.

Education Required

BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field


We’re committed to helping you LIVE WELL by providing a range of benefits and coverage options that allow you the flexibility to choose what works best for you and your family.
We offer comprehensive health and wellness coverage that ensures our employees have the care and coverage they need to stay healthy, build current and future financial security and maintain work-life balance. All full- and part-time employees (who work 20 or more hours per week) and their dependents are eligible to enroll in our benefits.

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