Sports MMJ, Rochester, NY

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Sports MMJ, Rochester, NY

#1 Post by Jon Chelesnik » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:19 am

WHAM-TV has an opening for a Sports Multimedia Journalist (MMJ) who will be laser-focused year-round on original reporting about the Buffalo Bills football team! This position requires the Sports MMJ to reside in the greater Buffalo area and work out of the Company’s facility there. They will establish themselves as a Bills insider/expert by devoting the majority of their workday to cultivating contacts and generating enterprise content for WHAM’s on-air and digital platforms.

The Sports MMJ will shoot and edit video and will report on camera live and recorded for television and digital. This includes newscasts, sports specials, Facebook Live events, live web streams and all the Company’s current and developing content channels. The Sports MMJ will report directly to the Sports Director and is expected to communicate daily on current and future stories.

The Sports MMJ will also be called upon to cover non-Bills stories as needed. This will require working out of the television station in Rochester.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

* Must be able to shoot with an HD video camera and edit video using non-linear video editing equipment under deadline pressure.

* Must be able to operate a LiveU backpack live unit to transmit live and recorded images back to Rochester.

* The ability to conduct effective interviews and gather information.

* Write stories under deadline pressure and appear on camera—both live and recorded.

* Hours: Must be available to work all shifts including early mornings, overnights, weekends, and holidays.

* Must be able to write stories for the station web sites in addition to posting to station social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

* Appear on WHAM’s local and national media partners as needed as well as establish partnerships with other outlets that may assist in story development.

Please indicate in your cover letter you learned of this opportunity through Sportscasters Talent Agency of America.

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Re: Sports MMJ, Rochester, NY

#2 Post by Jon Chelesnik » Fri May 03, 2019 10:54 am

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Re: Sports MMJ, Rochester, NY

#3 Post by Jon Chelesnik » Fri May 03, 2019 10:57 am

The WHAM sports staff:

Director Mike Catalana (Ithaca). Joined the station in 1987. Promoted to Sports Director two years later.

Anchor/Reporter Toby Motyka (Mansfield University). Joined WHAM in 2010.

Reporter Jenna Cottrell (Syracuse). Has been at the station three years.

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