Digital Journalist / Reporter

Location
New York
Posted
Aug 18, 2014
Closes
Sep 17, 2014
Contact
Ms. Hiring Manager
Category
Television
Duration
Full Time
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:
oStrong production, writing and broadcast skills
oSolid news judgment and awareness of current events
oCreative story-telling abilities and understanding of story arc
oAssertive booking skills and ability to identify compelling characters
oAttention to detail and accuracy

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


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