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Supreme Court of Ohio seeking Multi-Media Reporter/Producer

The Supreme Court of Ohio is seeking to fill the position of Multi-Media Reporter/Producer. The successful candidate will lead the Supreme Court’s broadcast and web news activities and support external news and internal communications functions in the Office of Public Information (PIO), relying on the judgment and skills of broadcast, print and web journalism, as well as public relations.

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

-Lead the production and coordination of the Court’s broadcast and web news programs with an emphasis on multimedia storytelling and the packaging of video stories for the web.

-Act as the Court’s prime researcher and videographer, writer and editor of news stories for TV, web and print platforms, and maintain project and shoot schedules.

-Write accurate and concise news stories about judicial proceedings in the traditional print journalism format as well as broadcast format, and be able to convert stories between these two news writing styles.

-Demonstrate a comprehensive working knowledge of Associated Press style.

-Shoot video and record audio for use in news stories and oversee the editing of stories using Avid MediaCentral or Apple Final Cut X.

Work with the editors and producers of the Ohio Government Television network who are assigned to the Supreme Court.

-Monitor Court activities and consult with colleagues to identify story ideas.

-Oversee and create broadcast and web projects, including news summaries.

Assist with oversight of the Court’s social media outreach.

Minimum Qualifications

-Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism, communications or related discipline required.

-A minimum of three years’ experience as a reporter at a broadcast station and/or the video arm of a news website required.

-Experience in public relations and media outreach is a plus.

-Experience working in a Court or legal context is a plus.

-Ability to edit video stories in the Adobe Premiere platform (or demonstrate editing acumen through agility in other platforms, such as Avid MediaCentral or Apple Final Cut X.)

-Demonstrate ability to work well with colleagues on news and information issues.

-Must possess a comprehensive working knowledge of Associated Press style.

-Computer skills using Apple products as well as Microsoft Office, Outlook and Excel required.

This position is regularly exposed to sensitive information and the incumbent is expected to keep any such information strictly confidential.

This is an exempt unclassified position that reports to the Public Information Manager and the normal work hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Supreme Court of Ohio offers a generous compensation package which includes salaries reviewed annually for market adjustments; health, vision, dental, and life insurance; 14% employer contribution to the state retirement plan (OPERS); tuition reimbursement; flex time; and paid vacation, personal and sick time earned in the first month of employment. The starting salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Process

Formal consideration of interested applicants responding to this announcement is ongoing, and will begin March 28, 2018. Mailed or faxed applications will not be accepted. To be considered for this position, candidates must apply online at and attach all of the following:

· Complete application online

· Complete the supplemental questions online

· Upload a resume or CV

· Upload a cover letter with salary requirements

· Upload a writing sample

Before applying, please read the Online Application Guide for instructions on creating your profile and applying for specific postings. Only completed applications will be considered. In response to your application, this system will send you a confirmation email. Interviews will be scheduled as soon as practical. We will contact you if you are selected for an interview. Please do not duplicate your application and please, no phone inquiries.

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Posted by Lauren Flum on 03.25.2018 @ 00:00:00