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Senior Reporter/Multimedia Journalist


Twin States News has an immediate opening for a news reporter who can build sources and dive into local issues. The ability to write clean concise stories, meet deadlines, juggle multiple assignments, and planning ahead is critical. This is a fun position with an excellent news staff looking to hire a candidate that will add strength to our already strong staff.

Job Expectations:

Generate story ideas independently and collaborate with producer on daily news and enterprise stories.

Produce multimedia content with a digital first, TV best philosophy.

Write news stories that can help drive online traffic.

Video skills, necessary

Social media posting

Story Assignments Include:

Breaking News

Crime

City & County Government

Public Safety

Some General Interest

Ideal Candidate:

Preferred 2+ years of experience working in a TV newsroom.

Self-motivated

Curious

Enjoy writing

Organized to meet deadlines.

Dedicated to fair and accurate reporting and who can skillfully relay both the hard news and the human-interest story.

Company Profile:

You would be applying for a position with an 11 year old family owned media company in beautiful East Central Mississippi. Located 2 hours West of Birmingham, 3 hours North of New Orleans and 3 hours Southeast of Memphis. Meridian is the operational hub of Waypoint Media & the economic center of the twin states area.

Waypoint Media is focused on bringing engaging content to television, web, mobile and radio broadcasting to our growing audiences. We are not afraid to make the changes necessary to be successful. Our success is the result of an extraordinary team and a dedicated management who work together toward a common vision.

Writing and video samples will be requested of qualified candidates.

Experience:

News Reporting: 2+ years (Preferred)

Journalism: 2+ years (Preferred)

Location:

Meridian, MS (Required)

Salary & Benefits:

Health & Dental Insurance

401k

Paid Time Off & Holiday Pay/Time

Candidates must possess a valid driver's license & clean driving record and be able to successfully complete a background check and drug screen.

Please email a cover letter, video reel and references to jpollard@wmdn.net. No phone calls, please.

EOE/M/F/V/D


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