WLEX, the NBC affiliate owned by The E.W. Scripps Company in Lexington, KY is looking for a talented and enterprising Reporter / Multimedia Journalist. The Reporter / MMJ will research, pitch, and fully cover stories that make a difference in the region. The right candidate will strive to break stories and lead the market. This is not an entry-level position. Come join an exceptional news team with supportive leadership. Apply today!


  • Develop sources and break relevant stories on all platforms.
  • Pitch, shoot, write, edit, and track compelling enterprise and real-time stories.
  • Confirm accuracy of information before publishing, posting, or broadcasting stories.
  • Pitch stories that impact local communities.
  • Produce packaged reports and go live from the scene when necessary.
  • Help news producers prepare newscasts by identifying the best video and sound, and showcasing elements.
  • Publish and post regular updates on the web page and social media as information dictates.
  • Work cooperatively with photographers on assignment.
  • Edit video and posts stories on multimedia platforms


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 1 – 3 years of experience


  • Curiosity and resourcefulness.
  • Deep knowledge of current and emerging social media platforms.
  • Computer literacy is required, including newsroom computer systems.
  • Ability to edit video on Final Cut Pro editing systems, or similar equipment.
  • Strong broadcast and AP-style writing skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record are required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.