On Air-Reporter/Photographer

Location
Melville, New York (US)
Salary
Competitive salary, Medical, Dental, 401K, PTO
Posted
Aug 07, 2019
Ref
R648
Function
Production
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Full Time

Newsday Media Group is looking for an On Air-Reporter/Photographer to join our team. The On Air-Reporter/Photographer is a hybrid position combining on-air reporting and shooting. Works independently as well as paired with another reporter-photog, allowing one to shoot while the other performs on camera.

Essential Duties & Functions

  • Cover news and feature assignments on location and in studio.
  • Report, shoot and edit major market broadcast quality stories.
  • Present thorough, fair and balanced stories that engage users.
  • Gather facts, utilize sources, follow leads, research, and fact check to ensure stories are as accurate and comprehensive as possible.
  • Operate required cameras and related gear with competence and maintain as required.
  • Pitch original story ideas on unique, relevant and newsworthy topics, including fresh angles and follow-ups.
  • Conduct live or pre-recorded interviews, debriefs, standups as required with adequate research and preparation.
  • Collaborate with E.P. senior managers and colleagues to produce content that resonates with Newsday’s mission and meets its high standards.

Essential Job Knowledge & Skills

  • A bachelor’s degree is required. A degree in Journalism, Communications, or equivalent work experience is preferred, but not required.
  • Must have a demo reel with on-air, and photography examples.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in a commercial broadcast.
  • Familiarity with mirrorless dSLR’s and Sony broadcast cameras and equipment a plus.
  • Advance knowledge of Adobe Premiere.
  • Knowledge of live streaming equipment, a plus.
  • Knowledge of multiple camera platforms a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong writing skills, and ability to articulate and convey information in a clear, concise and conversational manner.
  • Excellent live reporting skills and strong on-camera presentation skills.
  • Able to work a flexible and varied schedule, to include weekends, holidays, nights and extended hours.
  • Ability to interact professionally and build relationships and sources, and engage viewers and subscribers.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline driven team environment.
  • Ability to shoot and edit digital video.
  • Strong research skills, including the ability to navigate online search engines.

Newsday Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.

 

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