Multimedia Journalist / Feature Reporter

Start Date: Immediately

Employment Type: Full-time

Location: Fort Wayne

Contact Person: Jonathan Shelley

Contact Email: [email protected]

We are an
Equal Opportunity Employer

Required Skills:

We want a creative storyteller who will showcase his or her work on multiple platforms every day, including television, web, mobile and social media. The ideal candidate must be a self-starter, with the ability to coordinate multiple assignments simultaneously. As an MMJ, you will produce content for our broadcast news operations – ABC21 (WPTA21.com) and Fort Wayne’s NBC (FortWaynesNBC.com) – and digital and social media platforms.

This position may include opportunity for some anchoring of newscasts.

This is the ideal position for an ambitious, aggressive, curious and motivated journalist. This is not a job for someone who expects “down time.” The successful candidate will have proven skills to develop sources, work a beat, and have solid writing and editing skills.

Education Required:

A degree in journalism or a related field is preferred, along with on-air television experience. Experience with newsroom computer systems and video editing is essential. A valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record required.

Benefits:

WPTA-TV provides a competitive compensation and benefits plan

Job Description:

WPTA-TV, Fort Wayne, Indiana, is a highly successful, legacy station that has an opportunity for an energetic, self-motivated Multimedia Journalist.

This position will focus on enterprise feature storytelling, with responsibilities including the identification of unique topics and subjects, research of subject matter and writing, videography and editing of content.

WPTA-TV is part of Quincy Media, Inc., a family-owned company. Positions are available for candidates with all levels of experience and the advancement throughout the company. Visit https://quincymediacareers.com for links to all stations and opportunities.

WPTA-TV provides a competitive compensation and benefits plan
WPTA-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Instructions to Apply:

You can submit your cover letter and resume with references plus online links to your work to Jonathan Shelley, News Director at [email protected] Please indicate in your cover letter how you learned of the job.

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