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Digital Journalist / Reporter

Publication or Company 
Industry  TV/Cable
Benefits 401K/403B, Dental, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location New York, NY
Job Requirements Channel One News, a 10-minute daily news show seen by millions of students, is seeking a talented, enthusiastic digital journalist / reporter to cover domestic and international news stories in a creative, compelling and fun way.

A Channel One digital journalist/reporter does it all – pitch, produce, shoot, write, edit and appear on camera. Our digital journalists have the opportunity to travel the world, covering breaking news, and produce magazine-style features and series.

The job is fulltime benefitted, non-union in New York City. The shift is Sunday through Thursday.

Responsibilities include:
- Generate story pitches and participate in editorial process from start to end
- Set-up, write, shoot and edit breaking news and feature stories
- Shoot / produce for other reporters, and report and front their own stories
- Operate in the field either as one-man-band reporter or paired with another reporter

Skills / Requirements:
- Editorial:
o Strong production, writing and broadcast skills
o Solid news judgment and awareness of current events
o Creative story-telling abilities and understanding of story arc
o Assertive booking skills and ability to identify compelling characters
o Attention to detail and accuracy

- Technical:
o Proficiency in DV shooting (Sony Z5 or equivalent) both on tripod and handheld
o Proficiency in camera audio, including multiple microphone set-up
o Basic knowledge of lighting for formal interview settings, as well as run and gun situations
o Proficiency in desktop editing – expertise in Avid a plus
o Basic understanding of FTP systems

- Must be able to travel both domestically and internationally
- Must have a valid Driver’s License

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent job experience plus 2-5 years experience in video news production required.

We are a small and tight knit group of journalists- traditional production roles are fluid and there is an expectation to “chip in” where necessary
About Our Company Channel One, a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC) company, is a digital content provider focused on encouraging young people to be informed, digital-savvy global citizens. The Company’s primary offering, Channel One News, is a daily news program with supplementary educational resources, aligned to Common Core State Standards (CCSS), to help students, teachers and parents interpret the news of the day and spark important conversations. The Peabody and Telly award-winning Channel One News program is broadcast to approximately 5 million young people in upper elementary schools, middle schools and high schools across the country.