BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) WCAX Reporter/MMJ
Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. We own and operate leading media outlets in more than 50 markets throughout the country - all delivering the news, weather, sports and entertainment that millions of our neighbors count on every day. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.
If you believe in the importance of journalism to the life of our communities and our republic, you will have the opportunity to live that commitment out at WCAX. We are on our way to being the best TV station in America, and if that sounds like the team you'd like to play for, then we want you. But be warned: we like what we do. It's not just a job, it's a lifestyle. If you live this work - if you can't help but do it - you might find some friends here. We'll enable your addiction to television, to digital, to news.
WCAX is the original and leading station in the Burlington-Plattsburgh market. We paved the way for TV in this whole area of the country. We are a station of innovators. If you are the person who will help us inform, educate, entertain and delight an audience of more than 750,000 people, then you need to send your resume and reel to us right now.
Take this opportunity to build your career in a place people come from all over the world to enjoy. Ski at some of the best-known resorts in America in the winter and hike, boat and play outdoors in the summer. The Burlington, Vermont, area is one of the most beautiful places in North America. Maybe you'll find yourself at the top of the Green Mountains in Vermont or Adirondacks in New York. Then again, the foodie culture of downtown Burlington may whet your appetite for delicious traditional favorites or haute cuisine. Perhaps you'll be the one who finally captures a clear image of "Champ," the mythical prehistoric monster (like that other one in Loch Ness, Scotland) said to live in beautiful Lake Champlain.
WCAX-TV is looking for a Multimedia Journalist. The ideal candidate should have the capacity to tell great stories while covering a variety of news events and topics and understand why they matter to people. We want a critical thinker who's not afraid to ask tough questions and will hold government leaders accountable for their actions.
• Develop, write, produce and present news stories daily live on television and for web and social media
• Establish contacts and sources in the communities we serve
• Participate in editorial meetings and contribute fresh ideas for newscasts
• Cover daily and breaking news as assigned
• Engage viewers through social media channels
• Prior television reporting experience a plus
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to work contacts on the phone to break stories, follow news tips and react quickly and aggressively to breaking news
• Strong news judgment, excellent journalistic instincts and a critical eye for detail
• Ability to multitask efficiently and handle high-pressure situations on a consistent basis
• Possess strong interpersonal skills and ability to contribute within a strong team environment
• Possess strong computer skills for research and applications and master knowledge of new editing
• Familiarity with latest social media trends and products
• Ability to learn to shoot and edit video
• Willingness to work long hours and overtime when necessary