Full Time Job

News Writer

Fox TV Stations

Washington, DC 09-02-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

Fox Television Stations is one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 29 stations in 18 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Seattle.

JOB DESCRIPTION
WTTG/WDCA Fox TV in the Washington, DC television market is looking for a talented News Writer to create stories for assigned newscasts. This position requires exceptional writing and organization skills. Candidates must be comfortable collecting and verifying information on current events, reviewing video, and assembling content for newscasts. The news writer is responsible for creating content, selecting stories, assembling stories in a line-up, ordering and reviewing graphics, copy editing, and coordinating with reporters in the field. Must be comfortable taking a show into the Control Room and timing it to include commercial breaks. Must participate in the editorial process, which leads to story assignments. Will produce content in the field and/or long form stories for air. The news writer is expected to create compelling, typo-free content for digital and social media, including, but not limited to, writing digital stories, sending breaking push alerts, live streaming, and editing photos, graphics and videos. Incumbent will also be a fill-in Producer. Must have excellent storytelling skills, superior news judgment, thrive under deadline pressure, and have an overwhelming attention to detail. Experience in publishing content on digital and social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, preferred. Strong communication, writing, and copy editing skills are required; and must be able to develop and assemble content in an understandable fashion. Must be able to work in fast-paced environment under specific time constraints. Must be exceptionally creative. Must be able to think out of the box and find new ways to present information. Must be self-motivated and effectively work independently and on a team. Bachelor's degree in Journalism or Communications required. Minimum three (3) years of newsroom experience. Weekends, holidays and varied hours required.

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