Video Journalist

POSITION: Video Journalist

DATE: 9/13/10


REPORTS TO: Assistant New Director

ROLE: Responsible for reporting, shooting and editing video news stories and producing still content from video for use in print and on-line. Regularly conducts interviews both live and pre-taped, appears on camera and on-line via streaming video when applicable, writes own material, takes ownership of story from start to finish.


  • Shoot, edit, write and produce news stories including vo's vo/sot's and packages
  • Capture and edit stills from video for newspaper and on-line use. Occasionally shoot and edit with still photography equipment.
  • Report news stories on camera; conduct interviews both live and pre-taped
  • Establish and maintain news contacts in the community
  • Must be able to carry 50 lbs. of equipment (camera, tripod, lighting and audio equipment)
  • Must be able to set up for live shots on very short notice
  • Must be able to work under pressure
  • Run an ENG live truck. Helpful if you can run SNG truck
  • Drive and maintain company vehicles
  • Care and maintenance of company equipment
  • Suggest story ideas
  • Position requires performance of other job-related duties as assigned


  • Bachelors Degree preferred
  • Two years news experience in broadcast or print
  • Must have valid driver's license and good driving record
  • Experience in shooting and editing stories on a daily deadline basis
  • Must be able to produce compelling video and still products that tell a story
  • Effective writer in Broadcast, Print and On-line mediums
  • Able to appear live in a broadcast or on-line to deliver reports in a professional and effective manner
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, have a good attitude and be a team player
  • Must be flexible and willing to change and learn new skills
  • Must be able to work alone or as part of a team
  • Varied Schedule: Usually 8-hour workday, 5 days a week; may be required to work additional hours or days including nights, weekends and holidays


  • None


  • An organizational chart illustrating the reporting relationships of this position supplied upon request.

EOE M/F/V/D 9/13/10

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