at Nexstar Media Group in Peoria, Illinois, United States

Job Description

The Multimedia Journalist Reporter produces, reports, shoots, writes, voices, edits and feeds news production content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.

+ Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events

+ Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories

+ Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines

+ Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects to isolate pertinent facts and details

+ Determines a story’s emphasis, length and format, and organizes material accordingly

+ Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information

+ Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions

+ Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community

+ Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas

+ Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions

+ Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts

+ Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements

+ Shoots and edits news events and news reports

+ Produces and presents reports for all platforms

+ Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality

+ Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms

+ Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites

+ Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:

+ Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience

+ Camera and camera equipment

+ Knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment ?

+ Fluency in English

+ Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required

+ Minimum two years’ experience in news reporting (Depending on market size)

+ Superior on-air presence

+ Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment

+ Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

+ Valid driver’s license with a good driving record

+ Flexibility to work any shift

Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that produces and distributes engaging local and national news, sports and entertainment content across television, streaming and digital platforms, including nearly 300,000 hours of original video content each year. Nexstar owns America’s largest local broadcasting group comprised of top network affiliates, with 200 owned or partner stations in 116 U.S. markets reaching 212 million people. Nexstar’s national television properties include The CW, America’s fifth major broadcast network, NewsNation, America’s fastest-growing national news and entertainment cable network reaching 70 million television homes, popular entertainment multicast networks Antenna TV and Rewind TV, and a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network. The Company’s portfolio of digital assets, including The Hill and BestReviews, are collectively a Top 10 U.S. digital news and information property. In addition to delivering exceptional content and service to our communities, Nexstar provides premium multiplatform and video-on-demand advertising opportunities at scale for businesses and brands seeking to leverage the strong consumer engagement of our compelling content offering. For more information, please visit

EEO Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color
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Job Posting: JC239991540

Posted On: May 11, 2023

Updated On: Dec 15, 2023

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