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Job Description

Position summary: Produce, research, develop, write, edit and live presentation of news stories/programs and shoot and edit videotape on deadline based out of our Orlando bureau.

 Position responsibilities:

  • Produce assigned newscasts.
  • Write news stories for an assigned newscast or news series.
  • Combine video, audio and graphics to tell the story effectively.
  • Enterprise original news stories; gather information for news stories using beat sources, contacts and leads.
  • Must be able to report to assigned shift on time.
  • Report within assigned deadlines.
  • Shoot on deadline.
  • Edit on deadline (non-linear).
  • Ability to handle breaking news on-air.
  • Deliver news reports, including live reports, demonstrating energy, confidence, professional appearance and voice quality.
  • Work independently and with assignment desk editors and master control operators in the newsgathering process.
  • Manage general upkeep of assigned company equipment.
  • Drive to and from assigned locations.
  • Required to carry a cell phone.
  • Responsible for representing channel in a professional manner.
  • Establish a community presence outside of the newscasts.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Experience

  • College degree with 1+ or more years of producing, reporting, shooting and editing television news footage experience preferred.
  • Strong Spanish broadcast news writing; must write grammatically correct Spanish.
  • Must have sufficiently strong story development skills in order to submit original story ideas on a daily basis.
  • Must be able to develop sources, work a beat, and break stories.
  • Must have strong on-camera skills.
  • Should know how to edit non-linear news video.
  • Must have ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under time pressure deadline.
  • Must be able and willing to able to work nights and weekends.
  • Communication: excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly communicate solutions; and able to relate well with diverse populations and age groups. Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills in Spanish and English.
  • Interpersonal: ability to interface with internal company personnel.
  • Attitude: requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solving. Must enjoy working with people.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.