Freelance News Writer
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POST DATE 9/17/2016
END DATE 3/11/2017
JOB DESCRIPTIONFREELANCE NEWS WRITER
Requisition ID: 29265BR
Location: Norwalk, CT
Position Type: Temporary
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 Connecticut is looking for the right individual to assist in the development and production of local television news by writing and formatting scripts and coordinating program elements for all News 12 platforms including social media. The ideal candidate will write clear, accurate copy with sources checked and on a strict deadline. Write to video and other graphic elements. Act as producer as necessary. Maintain familiarity with local, national and international current events, important issues and newsmakers. Other responsibilities will be to monitor News 12 content and maintain familiarity with it on a continuing basis. Take part in editorial process and propose stories to be covered. Work accurately under pressure. Coordinate with studio, graphics, assignment desk, field crews and other colleagues. Represent News 12 services in a courteous and professional manner. The freelance position is on-call as needed with fluctuating hours. Candidates must have a flexible schedule and be available to work various shifts with short notice at times.
* Minimum of one year of broadcast journalism experience.
* Experience with ENPS is preferred.
* Knowledge of libel laws and ethical foundations of journalism.
* Proficiency in current and emerging newsgathering and production technologies.
* Competence in broadcast news writing.
* Must have knowledge of and interest in local, national and world news with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
* Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintain a drug-free and smoke- free workplace..