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Multimedia Journalist - Freelance

Date: Feb 14, 2019

Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Company: Weather Group

Working at The Weather Channel television network

Chances are you have watched the weather to plan your day and news information to stay updated on current events.  Chances are you didn’t realize Weather Group has some of the most advanced and innovative products in video production to bring audiences the best in weather and news information.  As the leader in weather information and delivering award-winning IMR experiences; our Local Now digital media brand is innovating how audiences get their national and local news.  Local Now delivers locally relevant, nationally compelling video news to communities across the country.  

Position Summary

If you’re looking for a mundane 9a-5p job, this isn’t it!  We are looking for a Miami based creative, passionate and energetic storyteller who knows their community inside and out located..  The Multimedia Journalist is responsible for helping develop and execute the production/editing standards for Local Now.  She/he will incorporate a distinctive approach to writing, shooting, editing and producing content while adhering to defined editorial and journalistic standards.  The emphasis will be developing a compelling visual voice and style that’s easily scalable across news and feature segments.

This is a freelance role in the Miami, FL area.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit news/feature stories
  • Use graphics and new forms of media, such as webcam interviews and viewer-contributed pictures
  • Deliver news in an accurate manner while still making the events exciting to hear about
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Work well under pressure, within a team environment and have the ability to think outside-the-box  
  • Able to apply critical and strategic thinking, handle stress, be quick-thinking and accurate
  • Work with producers, associate producers and management to execute cross-platform coverage of major news coverage, breaking events and feature segments.
  • Must have a knowledge of social media and understand what drives users to engage with Local Now’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Education, Experience, Certification Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, TV/Web production or related subject preferred
  • Preferred 3 years’ experience producing digital content at a major news network or online news publication
  • Must have expert level experience with all aspects of digital video production
  • Proven knowledge of online production and multimedia storytelling, online publishing systems and technologies

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrate knowledge of online production and multimedia storytelling, and working knowledge of online publishing systems and technologies
  • Be familiar with wardrobe, makeup and speech delivery best practices
  • Possess communication skills and interviewing experience
  • Understand how to film, edit and add graphics to stories
  • Demonstrate leadership and employee development skills
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrate organizational and time management skills and work well under deadline pressure
  • Works well in collaborative environment
  • Must be able to lift, carry and transport heavy production equipment on a regular basis


Recruiting Firms
The Weather Channel does not accept agency/search firm referrals for this posting, or other postings, without prior written permission from The Weather Channel Human Resources. The Weather Channel is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.



The Weather Channel operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Hours worked by The Weather Channel associates will vary according to job responsibility and scheduling demands of each department.
EEOC Statement
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Relocation Statement
Relocation costs are not provided for this job, by submitting a resume, candidates understand and acknowledge that The Weather Channel will not provide relocation assistance or support and that relocation will be entirely the responsibility of the candidate.

PLEASE NOTE:  Human Resources does NOT provide application status updates via the telephone.  Confirmation of receipt of application will be sent via e-mail once the application has been successfully submitted.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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