Assignment Desk Editor/Videographer

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POST DATE 9/17/2016
END DATE 12/6/2016

News 12 Bronx, NY

News 12
Bronx, NY
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)



Requisition ID: 29886BR
Location: Bronx, New York

Position Type: Full Time

A leading national telecommunications, media and entertainment company, Altice USA delivers residential and business services to more than 4.6 million total customers across 20 states. Our 18,000 employees have an unwavering commitment to customers and to providing quality products and outstanding service.

Our philosophy is built around our commitment to our employees, community and customers. We are committed to providing employees with opportunities for growth and development, as well as an environment where your ideas will help us drive our business and create a more meaningful employee experience.

News 12 Networks is the first, largest and most watched 24-hour local television news network in the country, with seven individual local news channels and five traffic and weather channels serving Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, Westchester, Hudson Valley, the Bronx, and Brooklyn.

News 12 The Bronx is looking for the right candidate to coordinate the gathering of news, the generation of story ideas, the scheduling and assignment of coverage, the shooting and editing of video, the operation of news vehicles and live-transmission equipment for live coverage, and the delivery of news material to the production team for all News 12 platforms, including social media. The candidate will work with news management, producers and reporters to plan well-rounded coverage on all platforms, including social media. Maintain extensive working files of possible stories, background information and news sources. Assign and coordinate the distribution of news gathering equipment while communicating effectively and accurately to the production team. Dispatch crews, maintain schedule logs, deal with telephone/email/social media story tips, listen to police radios, read newswires, emails and blogs, and stay in touch with sources to stay up-to-date with breaking news. Schedule booking of News 12 Chopper.

The candidate will also be responsible for shooting video and sound which accurately and fairly represent the news suitable for distribution on all News 12 platforms. Understand and follow the process of creative photojournalism and editing. Maintain assigned equipment, including news vehicles, cameras, lights, editors and peripheral gear. Drive news vehicles and/or live-transmission vehicles and operation production and transmission equipment. Tune in live-transmission and other devices to receive live reports or to record material from remote locations. Represent News 12 services in a courteous and professional manner. Assist in training of co-workers and perform other duties as assigned.
* Minimum one year of journalism experience preferred.
* Must have the ability to communicate effectively and the ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
* Must have Commitment to journalistic standards of ethics and accuracy as well as knowledge of libel laws and ethical foundations of journalism.
* Proficiency in current and emerging newsgathering and production technologies.
* General knowledge and interest in local, national and worldwide news.
* A flexible schedule with ability to work nights, weekends and holidays as well as a valid driver s license and a good driving record are required.
* Able to work independently, or as part of a team.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintain a drug-free and smoke-free workplace..