KOLN-TV is accepting applications for a full-time Video Journalist for its newsroom in Lincoln, Neb. The main focus would be on live reports and breaking news.
The person hired has a chance to report for as many as six stations in Nebraska as part of the new Nebraska News Network. The person would have responsibility for accurate, relevant and timely news coverage. The person also would coordinate creative live shots. This position involves strong news judgment along with high levels of creativity, communication, language skills and professionalism.
Duties include assisting with other live shots when needed, flexibility to shoot and report live under tight deadlines on-air and on the web involving breaking news situations. The VJ coordinates with other news staff to process information for fast, accurate dissemination, making news judgments about content importance, content presentation and content distribution. The position is also responsible for knowledge of the community and story idea generation while waiting for the next alarm to sound in Lincoln.
Qualifications include: media-related bachelor’s degree or equivalent job experience in journalism, experience in a newsroom turning stories on a daily deadline, experience with a video camera in shooting and editing. High flexibility is required as this position has odd hours. News judgment, decisiveness, strong ability to handle/meet deadlines, exceptional writing/grammar skills, positive ability to work well with other staff, strong on-air presence, the ability to be first and accurate with news coverage, working knowledge of new media and willingness to take direction as a team player are essential. Must maintain a permanent residence within 30 minutes of the station and meet physical requirements of the position. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. A valid driver’s license is required.
Submit resume/DVD or internet link representative of work (which would be preferable), references and work examples:
By email to firstname.lastname@example.org
By fax to 402.467.9461
Please mail your resume only if you lack internet access to:
Attn: Human Resources
840 North 40th Street
Lincoln, NE 68503