Multimedia Journalist
at Sinclair Broadcast Group

Date Posted: 8/23/2019

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!

WGME CBS13 / WPFO FOX 23, in Portland, Maine, is a trusted brand providing Maine viewers with local news, weather, sports, entertainment, and social media content. We hire talented people who wish to excel in the television and digital content industry. Our team is filled with spirit, passion and imagination. We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, aggressive, and creative Multimedia Journalist (MMJ).

Interested candidates should be highly skilled, self-starters, have sharp news judgment, and be a creative journalists. You must also be able to work under deadline pressure. The right candidate will win on the web and actively use social media. We are a reporter-driven shop where everyone must enterprise great stories and utilize good storytelling techniques. We thrive on owning the big story of the day with team coverage and our team is top-notch. The ability to focus stories and work well with others is key.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Reporting, shooting, and editing news stories
  • Enterprising story ideas
  • Developing contacts
  • Produce daily content on a variety of platforms, including the internet, social networking sites, and mobile phones, in addition to television
  • Active live shots are a priority and we have a full team of photojournalists to assist you with those, as well as those stories that will win the day
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Skills and Experience: 

  • Must have excellent technical skills
  • The ability to work well independently
  • Experience with live shots is required
  • Experience with Live-U is a plus
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license and a good driving record

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:

WGMEAttn: News Director81 Northport DrivePortland, ME 04103  

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

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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…