Multimedia Journalist Opening

KOTA/KEVN-TV in Rapid City, S.D., is seeking a general assignment reporter/MMJ/Producer.

We want a good storyteller who has a nose for news; and also handle some producing duties for newscasts. Rapid City is a market that requires enterprise storytelling. We're looking for a reporter who loves news and has an inquisitive mind and can embrace progressive story-telling through social media platforms.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Deliver on-air news events in an engaging and accurate manner
• Use editorial judgement and leadership to help determine content of the newscasts
• Work alongside the producer and team to create unique, fast-paced newscasts with impact
• Use social media to determine content of newscasts and highlight big social stories
• Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance newscasts and stories.
• Post daily to all digital platforms and social media including attaching images and streaming video.
• Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility
• Generate investigative stories using sources to dig deeper
• Produce newscasts as assigned
• Perform other tasks as required including but not limited to filling in for producers and anchors of other newscasts
• Follow clothing and appearance guidelines

Requirements:

• Must be able to generate good solid story ideas and be self-sufficient.
• Must be able to shoot and edit and have good driving record.
• Live in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota.
• College degree required.

Email your demo reel to News Director: pbuehler@kotatv.com

About KOTA and KEVN:

KOTA and KEVN are the ABC and FOX affiliates located in Rapid City SD at the base of the beautiful Black Hills.

Celebrating decades of service and as a local news leader, KOTA & KEVN are enjoying new facilities that bring state of the art technology to the Black Hills region. Completed in early fall of 2017, the new facilities feature new sets, all new furniture, state-of- the-art technology in a 20,000 sq. ft. facility. KOTA Territory News and KEVN Black Hills FOX share one, team-oriented newsroom covering western South Dakota as the dominant source for news, weather and sports. KOTA & KEVN are dedicated to informing the public, utilizing television, social media and the area’s only local live-streaming newscast. Our team produces six (6) daily news casts M-F and six (6) newscasts each weekend.

KOTA & KEVN are located in the Rapid City, SD television DMA Market 172, a community of approximately 100,000 HH.

About Gray:

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We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

Additional Info:

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