The primary purpose of the News Writer is to write and gather information for highly produced newscasts, to assist with Assignment desk duties and to roll TelePrompTer for daily newscasts.
A proven journalistic talent for news writing. Ability to type quickly, operate police scanner, handle news telephones, and other such equipment.
Writes news stories for daily newscasts, produce opens and graphic elements for a highly produced newscast.
Rips scripts & rolls TelePrompTer for daily news casts.
Submits story ideas daily.
Must be available to work station promotion events.
Contributes recommendations on daily story coverage & special assignments.
Above average demonstrable writing and communicating skills.
Ability to work 365 days per year, 24 hours per day.
Ability to work under extreme pressure and deadlines.
Must keep up with local, state, national & international events. Watch local TV news when possible.
Must work individually, as well as part of a team.
Assist on Assignment Desk as needed. Must be able to hear scanners, answer phones and direct crews to news events.
Keep printer area supplied with paper and printers loaded with paper.
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