Freelance Traffic Reporter NY1 News
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POST DATE 9/15/2016
END DATE 10/15/2016
Time Warner Cable
New York, NY
JOB DESCRIPTIONPosition Type: Part Time
Reports live on New York 1 on traffic and transit conditions. Also writes, records, and creates graphics for traffic and transit reports for the 24-hour traffic channel. Responsible for monitoring traffic and transit conditions to update copy for reports and graphics.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Strong news judgment
Gathers and verifies factual information for reporting through interview, observation, and research.
Organizes material, determines emphasis, and writes report according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
Develops sources and contacts for story development.
Make decisive and accurate judgments for story and personal safety.
May also be asked to write vosots for anchors. Camera and Field Operations
Shoots video to illustrate stories if needed.
Edits, or assists in editing, videos for broadcast.
Drives to news locations (must have driver s license) if needed.
Checks and maintains equipment
Lifting and carrying up to 80 pounds. Presentation Skills
Appears on television program when conducting taped or filmed interviews or narration.
Gives live reports from site of event or mobile broadcast unit.
Strong knowledge of NYC s subway lines, bus routes and major roadways REQUIRED
Ability to cover breaking news for 24 hour news cycle. Other Duties as Assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
* Bachelors Degree, preferably in Journalism/Communication /English or relevant beat experience.
* Previous on-air experience preferred. Minimum of 1-2 years experience working as a traffic reporter.
* Must have valid driver's license with clean driving record.
Only applicants who apply online at www.timewarnercable.com/careers will be considered.
Time Warner Cable supports a drug-free environment and is EOE M/F/V/D.
More on TWC: Time Warner Cable reaffirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities for employment and advancement to qualified employees and applicants. Individuals will be considered for positions for which they meet the minimum qualifications and are able to perform without regard to race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, current unemployment status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.
Time Warner Cable is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Current Unemployment Status.
FCC Unit: NWNYC
Controlling Establishment ID: 00112 - NYC 9th Ave
Job Code: TWCNJR160 Videojournalist Nonexempt