Bureau Multimedia Journalist/Reporter
at Sinclair Broadcast Group

Date Posted: 11/7/2018

Job Description

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!


WJAC-TV
has an exciting opportunity for a Bureau Multimedia Journalist/Reporter. Your responsibilities, in this role, will include reporting, shooting, and editing news stories. In addition, you will be responsible for enterprising story ideas, developing contacts, and other responsibilities as assigned.

This position is located in one of our bureaus and will require a person who is skilled at making deadlines, troubleshooting work-related challenges, and communicating with the main newsroom. You will be expected to produce daily content on a variety of platforms including the internet, social networking sites, and mobile phones, in addition to television. 

Skills and Requirements:

  • Shooting with digital HD cameras
  • Strong writing skills for broadcast, web, and social platforms
  • Strong communications skills with both sources and newsroom staff
  • A flexible schedule
  • Knowledge in using latest social media tools, such as Facebook Live
  • High quality on-air presence
  • Flexibility in changing stories at any moment
  • Sharp news judgment
  • Excellent technical skills
  • The ability to work well independently
  • Must have and maintain a valid license and a good driving record

Required Experience:

  • A minimum of 1 year reporting experience or college related experience is required
  • Experience editing on non-linear systems (experience with Avid is a plus)
  • Experience with live shots is required
  • Experience with Live-U is a plus

While applying online, please include a web link of your recent work. If you do not have a web link, please apply online and then send a non returnable DVD to:

WJAC-TVAttn: News Director49 Old Hickory LaneJohnstown, PA 15905  

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

Job Snapshot

About Us

Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! In addition, Sinclair is the leading local news provider in the country, as well as a producer of sports content. Sinclair owns a multicast network, four radio stations and a cable network. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. was founded in 1986, went public in 1995 and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol SBGI.

We believe Sinclair Broadcast Group’s people are our most important asset. Our teams make the critical difference in how we perform and their skills, talents and determination separate us from our competitors. Sinclair's success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. . We are advancing the world of broadcasting and we need talented, dedicated, ethical professionals to do so. Our teams make the critical difference in how we perform and their skills, talents and determination separate us from our competitors. To be the best, you have to attract the best. This is why we provide opportunity for advancement, a challenging work environment, and a company culture with open communication and teamwork. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair!

We also offer excellent compensation and comprehensive benefits, including:

  • Company-sponsored medical/prescription, vision and dental plans
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Company-paid Life and Disability
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Education reimbursement
  • Vacation, Holiday, and PTO
  • And more…