Posted on 2017-11-15
By KOB-TV Hubbard Broadcasting
KOB.com, New Mexico’s #1 news website, seeks an experienced journalist to join our team. This position manages non-stop coverage of the news during the critical “prime time” period of the work day.
Key responsibilities include writing and editing news stories, providing up-to-the-minute coverage of breaking news as it happens, and working closely with KOB’s news reporters, producers and assignment editors in gathering facts and presenting the best news coverage online. Editing and posting video clips, managing live video feeds of breaking events, and producing images for stories are also part of daily responsibilities.
Strong editorial skills and sharp news judgment are a must. Candidates must possess excellent writing, copy-editing and computer skills. Working in a fast-paced newsroom requires the ability to multi-task and manage time wisely. While this is not a web design position, understanding of some basic HTML and use of Adobe Photoshop is needed. Candidate will be required to think outside the box and enterprise Web-only content with Reporters, Anchors, Photographers and Producers. Candidate will likely be asked to shoot video at breaking news with traditional camera or iphone. If open to it, candidate will be trained in news gathering from our helicopter, Chopper 4.
A minimum of two years experience and a college degree in journalism or related field plus computer skills are required. Our producers must thrive on breaking news, juggling numerous tasks and must be able to create high-quality news content under strict daily deadlines. Drive and ambition to win in a competitive environment are essential. Candidates should also be able to look past the text of a story and find ways to make news coverage stand apart from the competition. They must also be versatile in social media, with sound journalistic sense about how to extend kob.coms brand on social platforms. Must a valid drivers license and a good driving record, both will be checked.
Candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. The Company will make reasonable physical accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions. The following physical requirements are typical, but not all-inclusive: mobility to move around newsroom and broadcast facility, dexterity to operate equipment, seeing and hearing necessary to handle all job functions.
HOW TO APPLY:
No Telephone Calls Please
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