Multimedia Specialist

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MLive Media Group


Date Posted June 25, 2024
Industry Digital Media
Specialty General Assignment
Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Telecommute? Hybrid
Job Status Full-time

Description:

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are at the core of our mission to strengthen and empower the communities we serve.

MLive Media Group is seeking a Multimedia Specialist to produce photo driven work across multiple platforms. This job is perfect for someone with a background in journalism, a serious passion for photography and has innovative video experience. This person will report to the Statewide Photo Editor. When applying, please submit a resume and a cover letter that includes a link to a portfolio of your photo and video work.

MLive is an award-winning, highly innovative, digital news organization where experimentation and flexibility are a must. We are leaders in digital news, yet our core mission is top-tier journalism. MLive is a strong media partner to advertisers, with an innovative suite of products to help them connect with their best customers.

As an Advance Local Multimedia Specialist with MLive, you will be part of a dynamic and inclusive newsroom team focused on local journalism for one of the country’s largest privately owned media companies.

What you’ll do

  • Produce and edit photo galleries, videos from a wide range of assignments including news, features and sports
  • Produce social videos including Facebook Live and longer form videos from assignments.
  • Conceive of and pitch ideas for longer term photo-driven projects.
  • Coach and mentor multimedia interns to their full potential
  • Build audience and subscribers for your generated content
  • Report and write stories that accompany visual assignments

Qualifications

  • Minimum five years of journalism experience with a proven ability in reporting and writing.
  • A degree in journalism, communications or a related field preferred, or equivalent education and work experience.
  • Has a serious passion for photojournalism
  • Is a good writer with solid news judgment
  • Has demonstrable video recording and editing experience
  • Has a background in journalism 
  • Is comfortable using all social platforms including but not limited to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok
  • Is incredibly organized and can manage multiple projects at once
  • Is comfortable working with multiple reporters, sports reporters and other journalists
  • Can hit deadlines and keep production on schedule 
  • Is comfortable working solo on projects 
  • Has an advanced understanding of the Adobe Creative Suite and Photo Mechanic.
  • Is comfortable finding sources, contacting them and traveling to them
  • Can be counted on as the in-house expert for photo and video for brainstorming with colleagues on story ideas.
  • Has knowledge of the Michigan media environment and online news
  • Is a licensed drone pilot or has the willingness to become one.  
  • This job requires reliable transportation to meet with sources or cover events.

Advance Local Media offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package with affordable options for your healthcare including medical, dental and vision plans, mental health support options, flexible spending accounts, fertility assistance, a competitive 401(k) plan to help plan for your future, generous paid time off, paid parental and caregiver leave and an employee assistance program to support your work/life balance, optional legal assistance, life insurance options, as well as flexible holidays to honor cultural diversity.

MLive Media Group is an audience-first, digitally focused media company encompassing all content, sales and marketing operations for: MLive.com, The Grand Rapids Press, The Muskegon Chronicle, Kalamazoo Gazette, The Jackson Citizen Patriot, The Ann Arbor News, The Flint Journal, The Saginaw News, The Bay City Times and the Advance Weeklies in Grand Rapids, as well as several related entities. In addition to being Michigan’s #1 news and information provider, MLive Media Group is Michigan’s largest local media advertising network, allowing advertisers to reach local audiences in communities across the state.

MLive Media Group is a part of Advance Local Media, one of the largest media groups in the United States, which operates the leading news and information companies in more than 20 cities, reaching 52+ million people monthly with our quality, real-time journalism and community engagement. Our company is built upon the values of Integrity, Customer-first, Inclusiveness, Collaboration and Forward-looking. For more information about Advance Local, please visit www.advancelocal.com.

Advance Local Media is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and is proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, encouraging applications from people of all backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact Human Resources and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Advance Local does not provide sponsorship for work visas or employment authorization in the United States. Only candidates who are legally authorized to work in the U.S. will be considered for this position.

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