Multimedia Journalist

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 fight for the lead story and showcase his or her work on multiple platforms every day, including television, web, mobile and social media. The ideal candidate must have a strong desire for news, with the ability to handle breaking news and live shots with confidence and ease. As an MMJ, you will produce content for each of our two broadcast news operations – ABC21 (WPTA21.com) and Fort Wayne’s NBC (FortWaynesNBC.com).

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.
We want a creative storyteller who will fight for the lead story and showcase his or her work on multiple platforms every day, including television, web, mobile and social media. The ideal candidate must have a strong desire for news, with the ability to handle breaking news and live shots with confidence and ease. As an MMJ, you will produce content for each of our two broadcast news operations – ABC21 (WPTA21.com) and Fort Wayne’s NBC (FortWaynesNBC.com).
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.
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.
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 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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