Temp News Writer
I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.
The Arizona’s Family CBS 5 & 3 TV (Meredith Corp.) News Writer researches and writes compelling copy for newscasts and website. Provides editorial feedback to producer. Coordinates video and graphic elements for stories. Handles producer responsibilities on a fill-in basis.
Work performed is for all media platforms and initiatives, including for example: on-air, web, digital and social media.
II. Essential Job Functions
Weight % Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results
50% Previews news material before airing. Writes, edits and researches show elements.
Collaborates with Executive Producer, Producer, Reporters, Photographers and Assignment Desk. Selects graphics and pre-production elements. Proof reads scripts.
15% Handles producer responsibilities when newscast producers are on vacation or ill.
20% Writes stories for website.
15% Assists the assignment desk and edits video as necessary.
III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.
Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or a related field, or equivalent experience preferred.
Minimum of one year producing or production support experience for a television or cable station. Two years’ experience preferred.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience using Avid, internet production tools, MS Office strongly preferred.
Ability to work a flexible work schedule and work as a member of a team.
Must possess advanced understanding of newscast presentation.
Must possess excellent writing and graphics skills with ability to provide an interesting and substantive product.
Must be results oriented.
Ability to focus on coordination of daily and long range segments from first contact to on-air product.
Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work in a creative, fast paced environment.
Ability to make quick decisions without losing composure.
Must be able to manage multiple projects and assignments simultaneously.
Previous experience with script writing and editorial experience preferred.
Must possess a valid Driver's License.
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