Digital Journalist / Reporter

New York
Aug 18, 2014
Sep 17, 2014
Ms. Hiring Manager
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:
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

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

Include cover letter with resume.

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