Traffic Reporter/MMJ

Nexstar Broadcasting
New Haven
Mar 05, 2018
Mar 10, 2018
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
WTNH News 8, a Nexstar Media Group station in New Haven, CT, is looking for a Traffic Reporter/MMJ to be a permanent part of the News Team.

The successful candidate will report live on local traffic conditions during our Good Morning Connecticut newscasts as well as perform MMJ duties for news. Knowledge of local traffic patterns and major highways are strongly desired, as well as the ability to create graphics for traffic reports. Social media skills are a must.

As MMJ, we need a great storyteller who is comfortable handling a wide range of story assignments, with strong videography skills.


* Degree in Journalism preferred.

* Demonstrable experience and talent as TV reporter.

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

* Strong news ethics, judgment and professionalism.

* Maintain professional contact and discretion with community leaders, news sources and the public.

* Ability to work independently in fast paced environment with daily deadlines and changing priorities.

* Team Player.

* Active presence on social media platforms.

* Write news stories for various digital, social and on-air platforms.

* Develop original stories through community sources and contacts.

* Scheduling flexibility, especially for breaking news.

* Ability to work flexible hours including early mornings, possible weekends, and holidays.

* Possess and maintain a valid driver's license with a driving record acceptable to the Company.

Requirements: Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field preferred, with minimum of (2) two years' experience as news reporter desired.

Training/Equipment: Operate newsroom computer systems. Shoot video on MMJ cameras and handheld devices. Edit video on Avid or similar non-linear editing systems.

Additional Information:

Work Environment/Mental/Physical Requirements: High stress environment with deadline pressures. Travel possible. MMJ position requires the transport of equipment weighing up to 60 lbs. Position often requires work in extreme outdoor temperatures.

NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.

Equal Opportunity Employer


Pre-employment Background and MVR Screening required.

Qualified Candidates must apply online. Please remember to upload your cover letter, resume, and link to your demo reel

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