The primary purpose of the News Writer is to write and gather information for highly produced newscasts, to assist with Assignment desk duties and to roll TelePrompTer for daily newscasts.
Writes news stories for daily newscasts, produce opens and graphic elements for a highly produced newscast.
Rips scripts & rolls TelePrompTer for daily newscasts
Submits story ideas daily
Must be available to work station promotion events
Contributes recommendations on daily story coverage & special assignments
Above average demonstrable writing and communications skills
Ability to work 365 days per year, 24 hours per day
Ability to work under extreme pressure & deadlines
Must keep up with local, state, national & international events. Watch local TV news when possible.
Must work individually, as well as part of a team
Assist on Assignment Desk as needed. Must be able to hear scanners, answer phones and direct crews to news events
Keep printer area supplied with paper & printers loaded with paper
A proven journalistic talent for news writing.
Ability to type quickly, operate police scanner, handle news telephones and other such equipment.
STATEMENT ABOUT OTHER DUTIES:
This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, work load, rush jobs, special projects, technological developments, etc.
KFOR/KAUT is an equal opportunity employer
Company InfoTribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.
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Tribune Media combines distinctive content with nationwide broadcast distribution and cutting-edge digital properties and data businesses. In the last 18 months, as it prepared to separate its publishing business, Tribune Media acquired Local TV Holdings to become the nation’s largest independent broadcaster, began the conversion of its superstation WGN America into a widely distributed general entertainment cable channel, launched a re-imagined Tribune Studios as an engine for producing original content and expanded the company’s segment leading metadata businesses, including Gracenote, the world’s most-used music metadata company. In every aspect of the company, whether in producing critical local news, riveting original programming, or premier sporting events, Tribune Media engages and connects viewers with must-have content across every distribution platform.