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Multimedia journalist, Naples (Fla.) Daily News

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Paul_Pfeifer, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. Paul_Pfeifer

    Paul_Pfeifer New Member

    Hi, folks. We have an opening in sports for a videographer. The job ad is pasted below:

    Medium-sized metro daily seeks sports multimedia journalist with focus on video. New plant has state of the art press and studio for television broadcasts and webcasts. Focus will be on providing video content to our award-winning website, as well as writing. Photography skills would be a plus. Web-first is mandatory. Our audience is growing. Print circulation during winter season flirts with 100,000 and our web site attracts more than 1 million unique users a month, a 25 percent increase over the previous year.

    Job-specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Shoot live video and compile video packages to cover high school, college and professional sports, with an emphasis on high school. Write articles, take photographs as necessary to tell the story or as assigned by a supervising editor.
    • Maintain a close working relationship with potential news sources, realizing the importance of building sources throughout the community, especially if assigned a particular topic area.
    • Must attain a working knowledge of our web content management system (Ellington) to post stories, photos and video, and also to update blogs.
    • Generate stories with a multi-media urgency, priority placed on posting as soon as possible and print being secondary to the Web. Develop updates to live stories throughout the day.
    • Use social networking (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) as a tool to connect with our audience.
    The Multi-media journalist ensures fairness in coverage, sensitivity to community expectations and balanced content. Adheres to all E.W. Scripps and local company policies, procedures and Code of Ethics.

    Interested applicants must apply online at http://www.scripps.com/careers. Go to “search jobs” and select Naples Daily News. Along with your work history, please attach samples via a URL or links to samples.
  2. KWinMo

    KWinMo New Member

    Paul is a good dude who does some excellent work. If you have the skills, get your stuff in early.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    ISn't this Jacob Carpenter's spot?
  4. Paul_Pfeifer

    Paul_Pfeifer New Member

  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Alrighty then. Thanks for the insight.
  6. WoodyWommack

    WoodyWommack Member

    This is Nick Krueger's old job. He left to take a job as a video producer at Yahoo/Rivals.com. Carpenter works in the news department.
  7. Any word on this?
  8. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    Met Nick at the SW Elite 7-on-7 in Springdale last month and he seemed like a good guy.
  9. NatureBoy

    NatureBoy Member

    Nick is quite a good guy, and both Paul and SE Greg Hardwig are great people to work with. It's not a bad sports area in the minor-league and college categories. The high schools churn out some pretty good talent. FGCU is an Atlantic Sun school whose sports teams mostly range from competitive to near the top of the conference. And the ECHL team there has been very popular.

    SW Florida is a beautiful part of the state, but it can be expensive, and you're a couple of hours from Miami and Tampa Bay.
  10. Paul_Pfeifer

    Paul_Pfeifer New Member

    UPDATE: The position has been filled. Scott Butherus, formerly of the Tampa Tribune, began earlier this month.

    Thanks to all who applied.
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