JOB OPENING: Video Journalist/Producer
KWQC-TV6 is a dominant NBC affiliate, serving Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois as the Quad Cities’ #1 station for news, information and entertainment programming. KWQC-TV6 has the most experienced team in the market. They strive to keep their viewers safe and informed while guiding them through the ever-evolving digital world. We are also a station that gives video journalists time to pursue in-depth pieces, not just day-turns. The Quad Cities area is located right on the Mississippi River just 2.5 hours from Chicago, 2 from Des Moines, 4 from St. Louis and 5.5 from Minneapolis/St. Paul.
JOB DESCRIPTION: KWQC-TV6 is looking for a self-starter who likes to be in control of their own story. He/she has experience in shooting good video, writing their own scripts, finding unique ways to tell the story (not just in package form), and, sometimes, doing their own live shots. He/she would also be part of a new generation of video journalists expected to also know how to produce entire newscasts when needed, giving reporters a bigger picture of how their stories play into an entire day of coverage. Video journalists are expected to build their interaction with followers online throughout the day with a digital-first mentality. He/she should not only handle, but expect curveballs in story assignments and be ready to go live at any point.
QUALIFICATIONS: The qualified applicant will have a college degree with previous experience in a newsroom as a reporter, photographer, and/or video journalist. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable. An ideal candidate has experience going live on television.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to lift and/or carry and manage news photography and lighting equipment. You are also frequently exposed to outside conditions.
Qualified applicants can apply at www.gray.tv/applynow.
EOE M/F/D/V ~ Drug screen required.
KWQC-TV6 is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in the hiring, training, or promotion of employees by reasons of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, physical or mental handicap, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or age.
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