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 periodically roll TelePrompTer for daily newscasts.
Writes news stories for daily newscasts, produce opens and graphic elements for a highly produced newscast.
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 communications skills.
Ability to work under extreme pressure & 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.
Manage Assignment Desk overnight. Must be able to hear scanners, answer phones and direct crews to news events
Keep printer area supplied with paper & printers loaded with paper.
SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIRMENTS:
A proven journalistic talent for news writing.
Ability to type quickly, operate police scanner, handle news telephones and other such equipment.
Must be willing to submit to a background check. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.
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Tribune Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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