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Nexstar Media Group Reporter (NE) in Des Moines, Iowa

PURPOSE FOR THE POSITION: Contribute in any way necessary to the content gathering and producing for WHO 13.

PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS ESSENTIAL TO THE JOB:

  • Engaging on-air and online personality.

  • Ability to write web, text and social-media versions of news stories.

  • Ability to shoot and to edit video and sound.

  • Ability to operate ENG Live truck.

  • Ability to enterprise news stories.

  • Ability to write and interpret broadcast-news copy.

  • Ability to report live-breaking news.

  • Ability to handle deadline pressure.

  • Ability to drive news vehicles when needed.

  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Computer literate. Experience with Final Cut Pro preferred

  • Knowledge of social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, etc.

  • 2 years television newsroom experience

  • 2 years news reporting/writing experience preferred.

  • 4-year college degree preferred

  • Work under extreme pressure, deadlines, and adverse weather conditions

  • Desk work, walking, and standing

RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Internal contacts: All station personnel

  • External contacts: General public

STATEMENT ABOUT OTHER DUTIES:This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, e.g. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, special projects, technological developments, etc.

Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Nexstar Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks. The Broadcasting Division operates, programs, or provides sales and other services to 198 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 116 markets or approximately 39% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). The division’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. The Digital Division operates 122 local websites and 316 mobile apps offering hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content and creating new revenue opportunities for the company. The Networks Division operates WGN America, a growing national general entertainment cable network and the home of NewsNation, multicast network Antenna TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago. Nexstar also owns a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset. For more information, please visit www.nexstar.tv.

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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