Ren-Nessa Maulseed starts journalism career at WLBT in Jackson

A mass communication student at Alcorn State University has landed a job with a local news station.

Ren-Nessa Maulseed, a junior is WLBT’s newest associate producer. In her new role, Maulseed is responsible for editing videos for inclusion in on-air newscasts, writing news articles, and operating the teleprompter for nightly shows.

During her three years at Alcorn, Maulseed has worked to prepare herself for such a role. She’s thankful for being granted a professional opportunity so soon on her journey.

“I have worked hard to position myself where I am now,” said Maulseed. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to work while I am in school, knowing that there’s more to learn.”

Motivation by her mentors gave Maulseed the confidence to pursue a media career. She thanks Curtis Aaron and Larry Sanders providing tips on editing and becoming a better writer.

“I shoot and edit videos for our department’s newscast, and I write content for the campus newspaper. In addition, I work with my school’s sports network as a video board /switchboard operator and camerawoman. In my spare time, I edit pictures and create graphics and logos for my friends.”

Maulseed also thanks Dr. Joey Mitchell, director of Career Services at Alcorn, for guiding her along her employment search.

In the future, Maulseed hopes to become a top producer for a television station. She also hopes to go into television station management.