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Photojournalist – Dothan, Alabama

WDHN-TV, the ABC affiliate in Dothan, AL is looking for a dynamic Photojournalist to join our news team. Responsibilities include working with reporters (or solo) and shooting stories for daily newscasts; editing video clips using nonlinear editing equipment; and staffing live shots on location when needed.


The ideal candidate will be a creative storyteller with strong editing skills. Candidates should have a degree in Journalism, Communications, or technical/trade school training or on the job type training; experience in news photography is a plus. Applicant must possess a current, valid driver's license and the ability to lift/carry up to 50 pounds.

Position Summary:
The News Photographer operates television or video cameras to record images or scenes for news reports.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

• Shoots video for news reports.


• Confers with other personnel to discuss assignments, logistics and shot requirements.


• Sets up, composes and executes video shots.


• Maintains video equipment.


• Edits video clips for television broadcasts and E-Media content.


• Operates live microwave and satellite trucks in remote situations.


• Performs other duties as assigned.


Requirements & Skills:
• High school diploma.

• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.


• Minimum two years' experience operating video recording equipment.


• Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.


• Proficiency with video recording equipment.


• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.


• Flexibility to work any shift.


Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The News Photographer must be able to stand, sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. In addition, the News Photographer must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 50 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

Apply on-line at Nexstar.tv


No Phone calls please.


WDHN/Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.


Multi Media Journalist-Dothan, AL


The Multimedia Journalist produces, reports, shoots, writes, voices, edits and feeds news production content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers. This position reports to the news director and/or assignment manager.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

• Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events.

• Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories.

• Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.

• Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects in order to isolate pertinent facts and details.

• Determines a story's emphasis, length and format, and organizes material accordingly.

• Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories in order to be able to provide complete and accurate information.

• Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions.

• Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community.

• Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas.

• Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions.

• Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts.

• Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements.

• Shoots and edits news events and news reports.

• Produces and presents reports for all platforms.

• Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.

• Writes stories for the web and other E-Media platforms.

• Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites.

• Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Skills:
• Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience.

• Fluency in English.

• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.

• Superior on-air presence.

• Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.

• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

• Valid driver's license with a good driving record.

• Flexibility to work any shift.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The Multimedia Journalist must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. In addition, the Multimedia Journalist must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

Apply at www.nexstar.tv. You may also forward your reel to ken@wdhn.com However. You will need to apply through the Nexstar website before being considered for the position.


Master Control/Production Assistant
Part Time Position

WDHN, Dothan AL has an opening for a part-time Master Control Operator/Production Assistant. Position requires evening/weekend hours. The ideal candidate will have one year experience in the broadcast industry. Training maybe considered for a candidate with less experience who possesses strong computer and technology skills.

Brief description of duties & responsibilities:
1. Monitors strength, clarity and reliability of incoming and outgoing signals and adjusts equipment as necessary to maintain quality broadcasts.

2. Records/downloads and segments video content to the servers.

3. Maintains programming logs as required by station management.

4. Operates Master Control software and equipment as directed.

5. Ensures the station's compliance with Emergency Alert System and other FCC requirements.

6. Performs other duties as assigned.

Work experience and education required for position:

1. High School diploma. Associates Degree preferred.

2. Fluency in English.

3. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

4. Proficiency with computers, servers, transmitters and other broadcast-related equipment.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The Master Control Operator must be able to sit, reach, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. The Master Control Operator must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment or items weighing up to 25 pounds. In addition, the Master Control Operator must be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

Apply on-line at Nexstar.tv

No phone calls please.

WDHN, a Nexstar Broadcasting Company, is an equal opportunity employer and offers a great work environment.


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