The Point Newsroom Video Journalist
Required Schedule Flexibility
(1-5 scale with 5 as most flexible): 5
The Point Newsroom work station produces a weekly web newscast, "The Point", which presents television-style news stories about people, developments, and events at College of the Ozarks. The Point Newsroom student video journalist's task is to work as part of a team to gather factual, contextual, and visual elements for each newscast and to assemble those elements into a well-produced, accurate, and interesting web newscast each week.
The student staff works under the direct and daily supervision of The Point Newsroom Faculty Supervisor.
The Point Newsroom video journalists have a set of shared duties, as well as, individual duties for their Newsroom roles.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
Ensure that the content of "The Point" newscast adheres to the mission of the college journalism program and to the quality standards for "The Point",
Research news stories for "The Point",
Videotape news stories for "The Point",
Edit video for "The Point" on AVID non-linear editing systems,
Write news stories for "The Point",
Report on-camera for "The Point",
Conduct interviews-in person, on the phone, or by email - with campus news sources for "The Point",
Log in and transcribe b-roll and interviews for their own stories and for those of their fellow The Point Newsroom video journalists,
Produce the weekly campus-based web newscast "The Point",
Ensure the security and operational integrity of all equipment in The Point Work Station, including the security of all SD cards,
Maintain cleanliness and order in The Point Newsroom Work Station.
The Point video journalists will also be given specific roles within The Point Newsroom structure, which include but are not limited to: executive producer, assignment editor, senior producer, sports director, senior reporter, and chief photographer.
Must be a person of integrity,
Must possess solid writing skills,
Must be capable of learning to use videography and video-editing equipment effectively,
Must have completed MJR 213 Introduction to Journalism,
Should have completed or be enrolled in MPR 273 Video Editing,
Should be able to carry loads of up to 30 pounds,
Must be able to hear sound clearly, in order to record and edit audio,
Must be willing to work in a newsroom that promotes Christ-like character.
Able to communicate effectively,
Flexible-able to nimbly adapt to changing assignments and circumstances,
Motivated to work generously as a member of a team.
In our world today, media steers American culture. This work station welcomes hard-working, truth-seeking students who wish to be part of a new generation of media practitioners who will lead the culture with integrity.
The student will:
Learn to develop journalistic integrity,
Learn to work independently and as a member of a team,
Learn to develop self-discipline,
Learn to communicate effectively with faculty supervisors, campus news sources and interviewees, The Point Newsroom staff, and staff of other campus work stations,
Learn to work effectively with members of the Media Production work station,
Learn to research, write, shoot and edit television-style news stories for "The Point",
Learn the elements of television news production,
Learn to shoot video and record audio effectively,
Learn the techniques of on-camera presentation,
Learn to edit video on the AVID non-linear editing system,
Learn to develop good interpersonal skills,
Learn the importance of meeting deadlines in the media world,
Learn how to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in order to produce a weekly newscast,
Learn the value of dedication to quality,
Learn Christ-like character, behavior, and habits.