News Writer

Employer
Location
Woodbury
Posted
Apr 09, 2013
Closes
May 09, 2013
Contact
Human Resources
Category
Television
Duration
Full Time
News 12 Long Island is looking for the ideal candidate to assist in the development and production of local television news by writing and formatting scripts and coordinating program elements for all News 12 on-air and web services. Specific responsibilities include; write clear, accurate copy with sources checked and on a strict deadline, write to video and other graphic elements, act as producer as necessary, assist in the training of coworkers as required, maintain familiarity with local, national and international current events, important issues and newsmakers. Other responsibilities will be to monitor News 12 content and maintain familiarity with it on a continuing basis, take part in editorial process and propose stories to be covered, work accurately under pressure, coordinate with studio, graphics, assignment desk, field crews and other colleagues, and represent News 12 services in a courteous and professional manner.

The ideal candidate needs a minimum of 1 year of broadcast journalism experience. Must be familiar with newscast production techniques and competent in broadcast news writing. Must have knowledge of and interest in local, national and world news with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays. Bachelor's degree and experience with ENPS is preferred.

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