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Bilingual French Description Writer

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FYI Television now part of Ericsson


Grand Prairie, TX

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Bilingual French Writers Needed      
  Looking for applicants to write television program and movie descriptions within the company’s software program. The ideal writer is required to have an inherent knowledge, background and/or education necessary to produce work at a high quantity and quality upon being hired.
The Descriptions Team is responsible for taking official television program synopses provided by official sources and rewording them into the FYI ‘Voice,’ following a robust set of Associated Press (AP) and company mandated editorial standards to create original, objective wording that are put into five (5) unique variable-length descriptive fields (250, 160, 80, 40 and 20 characters) for every program. In addition, writers must often perform online research for reviews and third-party information on titles to come up with the most unique, accurate and appropriately concise synopses’ possible.
Writers also perform weekly tasks in cooperation with other departments in the company to highlight the most highly rated and critically noteworthy programs airing each week, a feature known as “Best Bets\ that is used in national, regional and local Electronic Program Guides (EPG) and Print Client products.
Candidates should provide a resume and 2-3 relevant writing samples.
Applicants must have the following skills and qualifications:

Strong fluency in both written and spoken French
Capable of finding or establishing structure where none was apparent
Adept at improving clarity and readability
Flawless at grammar, punctuation, and usage (with experience following a style guide)
Able to write quickly and accurately. At the same time.
Skilled in a variety of approaches, from explaining to persuading to story-telling
Skilled at understanding and supporting business and communications objectives in writing projects
Able to follow directions and work smoothly as part of a diverse, global team - but also to work independently and manage your own time
Comfortable writing within a structured format, even when the inputs are numerous and come from multiple stakeholders
Able to \wing it\ and find your own way in new situations, and adjust quickly when requirements change

Job Requirements


Paid Holidays, Vacation Days, Discretionary Days
401(k) program available after 1 year of employment
Business Casual dress code
Health, Dental and Vision insurance options
Excellent work life balance
Bilingual French/English

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks **users may find that filling out the application on a mobile device may not be as user friendly, so we recommend going to the full website to apply for any of our open positions**

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FYI Television now part of Ericsson

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