Normal Work Schedule: Wednesday – Sunday 10:00 am to 6:30 pm
Job Summary: The Multimedia Journalist 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. The position adheres to the traditional tenets of journalism with reporting that effectively combines text, images, sound, video and graphics.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Communication, Telecommunication and Film, or Journalism and one (1) year of multi-media reporting experience; OR Associate's degree and three (3) years of multi-media reporting experience; OR High School and five (5) years of multi-media reporting experience.
Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: May be required to work non-typical schedules, including weekends and special events. May work in inclement weather. Must be able to lift and carry equipment up to 30 pounds. Must have valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report as determined by the insurance carrier.
Skills and Knowledge: Candidate must be a team player, willing to work flexible hours and possess a strong understanding of how news is delivered on multiple platforms. Candidate must demonstrate maturity and judgment required to work in an environment with a commitment to training student journalists. Strong writing skills and the ability to turn content on deadline under pressure. Must demonstrate exceptional writing, planning and organizational skills as well as strong interviewing and communication skills. Proficient in the operation of a personal computer, as well as multi-media news gathering and editing equipment.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with live shots and TVU or Live U are preferred.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster
Internal Number: 512985
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