Full TimeAlbany, New YorkPosted 09/13/2021Areas of interest: Editorial, News, ProductionRequisition Number: 290931BRNPR105
Research and write news scripts for assigned shows and newscasts. Contribute to special features and stories. Participate in coordinating coverage of major stories, breaking news and specials.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Write news stories for an assigned show and/or newscast, ensuring content is factually correct and written in a clear and concise conversational style Verify stories are written to the pictures being edited and/or vice versa Follow through on all assignments meeting required deadlines, including contributing to story ideas and development Fill-in producing shows and newscasts as needed Perform editing functions as needed Work in a computerized newsroom environment Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications: Skill/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English Strong broadcast news writing ability Ability to anticipate situations and meet strict deadlines Interpersonal skills and excellent collaboration skills Ability to work effectively within a team environment and interact with all personnel within the organization Knowledge of current events and industry trends Attention to detail Familiarity with the local market Knowledge of social media platforms Must be able to work rapidly and accurately Working knowledge of general office computer software, newsroom software and basic non-linear editing systems a plus Basic editing skills Must be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changes Education & Experience:
High School diploma required; Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field or comparable television work experience preferred
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