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Multimedia Journalist, The Prairie News

Job Description
The multimedia journalists for The Prairie News, the student digital newspaper at WTAMU, are responsible for reporting, shooting, and editing news stories, finding story ideas, developing contacts,
and publishing news and community stories regularly. Occasionally, multimedia journalists will be asked to lead a training or workshop for staff or high school students. 

Weekly Commitment
The weekly commitment for bilingual multimedia journalists is 8 hours (4 hours in the newsroom, with 4 hours of remote work or fieldwork). The wage for a multimedia journalist for The Prairie News is $10/hour. 

  • Produce campus and local community news. 
  • Build skills in listening, communication, organization, leadership, and troubleshooting.
  • Attend professional development and training as assigned. 
  • Produce content for a variety of digital platforms. 

Necessary Qualifications  
  • Ability to work independently. 
  • Proficiency in AP style, journalistic convention, and English composition
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with students, faculty, and administration professionally.
  • Familiarity with the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics. 

Preferred Qualifications
  • Digital journalism or media-related major. 
  • Familiarity with the NAHJ Cultural Competence Handbook. 
  • Completed MCOM 1336 (Basic Video Production), MCOM 2311 (Media Writing), and MCOM 2345 (Principles of Journalism) or basic video/audio production knowledge/experience or experience working for a news publication. 

Applicant Instructions
To apply, you will need a 1) resume, 2) a statement describing the campus and local community news you would like to cover and why, and 3) a statement describing your interest in journalism/media production. Include contact information for one reference who can speak about your work.