General Assignment Reporter/MMJ
Comporium is a diversified communications company providing a Quintuple Play of five services — voice, video, data, wireless and security — at the retail level; as well as, providing security monitoring and directory publishing for its industry customers. Under this concept, the Comporium Group is uniquely positioned to offer customers a one-stop-shopping for all their communications needs.
A versatile team player who must work closely with all segments of the newsroom. Generate story ideas, shoot, write, edit and report factual and compelling television stories. Build contacts in community. Public image is a major portion of the job, as is a positive and pleasant attitude. Our newsroom currently does 2 newscasts a day Monday – Friday, but this job will involve working weekend hours. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule. No AP Wires, all hyper-local content generated by news staff.
Research stories and make multiple strong pitches daily. Set-up interviews and schedule daily activities. Must have sound news judgment and the ability to generate multiple story ideas and turn them the same day. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule as news events happen.
Must be able to shoot and edit with speed, efficiency and creativity. Coordinate with Producer to make sure stories are put together in an interesting and informative way – within time constraints. Cover news when it happens under deadlines. Communicate clearly both through the written story / and in person.
Write strong scripts and have a strong on camera presence. Deliver memorable local stories. Possible fill-in producer and anchor opportunities. Work with all segments of the newsroom, including web content (Twitter/Facebook/Website).
Work with production crew when needed during newscast taping. Community involvement also is encouraged including public appearances like parades and possible emceeing opportunities etc.
Travel to and from stories in an effective and efficient manner on a daily basis while adhering to all safety policies.
4 year degree – Journalism/Communications or related field preferred
1-2 Years of Experience or more preferred
Must be a creative writer with an understanding of what makes a good TVnews story. Must get along with others even under the pressures of working on a “deadline”. Comfortable with public speaking, be a strong-fast writer, comfortable on computers, and have great time management skills.
Valid SC Driver’s License
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