Full Time Job

News Editor


Louisville, KY 02-06-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

WLKY has an opening for a highly motivated and creative News Editor to work in a very competitive news market. This person will be in charge of editing for multiple newscasts.
Our ideal candidate has an excellent eye for visual compelling storytelling, works well with producers and photographers and is passionate about combining strong writing and storytelling with great pictures and sound. This person must be flexible with schedule, willing to fill-in on other shifts and be able to roll teleprompter for newscasts.

Job Responsibilities:
• Edit stories, videos, and newscasts on tight deadlines.
• Nonlinear editing (using Adobe Premiere) of newscast elements including PKGs, VOs, VOSOTs, opens, teases and pre-production material.
• Effectively collaborates with producers, reporters and managers to produce high quality stories.
• Maintain news archives. Ensuring proper storage and organization of media files.
• Maintaining standards for all edited material.
• Taking in ENG and SNG feeds.
• Any other editing duties as assigned by news managers.
• Handle teleprompter duties for assigned newscasts.

Experience Requirements:
• Previous editing experience required.
• Professional experience with nonlinear editing software (Adobe Premiere or equivalent) required.
• Military experience will be considered.

Qualifications Requirements:
• Ability to work on linear and non- linear equipment.
• Proficiency editing with Adobe Premiere.
• Must be able to handle and juggle multiple editing assignments under strict deadlines.
• Knowledge of current television production techniques.
• Familiarity with mass communications law and media responsibilities.
• Communicate effectively with photographers and producers.
• Able to search for source materials from multiple outlets and platforms.
• Able to work in a fast paced, detail-oriented environment with calm, skilled execution.
• Possess a valid drivers' license and good driving record.

• High School Diploma.
• Some college or technical school preferred.
• Military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) is a plus

Company Profile

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households.