NABET Staff Writer, Weekend Nightly News

Posted: 4/25/2019

Location: New York, New York
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

  • Write and fact check all anchor copy, including teases, for daily broadcast
  • Collaborate with anchor/managing editor, executive producer and senior producers to help set daily editorial agenda
  • Pitch and develop stories – long-term and news-of-day
  • Monitor wires, social media, internet for breaking news and video
  • Write special reports
  • This is a NABET News Writer position. Candidate must be willing to join NABET if not already a member.

    • Must have at least 3 years of experience in writing for television (i.e. morning shows, cable shows, broadcast TV, etc.)
    • Must have a Bachelor’s degree
    • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, under tight deadline pressure, including breaking news. Must be able to work additional hours beyond scheduled shift with little or no notice, if needed
    • Must be willing to work in New York, NY
    • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through to be considered

    • Desktop editing skills
    • Strong time management skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Strong journalistic research and writing skills, including the ability to write teases
    • Flexible to make necessary last-minute changes to the newscast
    • Strong control room skills
    • Must be well read - have knowledge of current events, politics and pop culture
    • Must be proficient in social media
    • Possess exceptional editorial skills: ability to recognize stories with high potential for provocative, compelling television
    • Possess high level of accuracy and organization, ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments

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