Digital Journalist

Title Digital Journalist
Salary TBD
Location NYC – Midtown West
Job Information

Digital Journalist / Reporter (Full-time – New York City)

Channel One News  – the newscast seen by more than 5 million teens in schools around the country – is seeking a talented, enthusiastic digital reporter to cover domestic and international news stories in a creative, compelling and fun way.

A Channel One digital journalist / reporter does it all – pitch, produce, shoot, write, edit and appear on camera.  Our digital journalists have the opportunity to travel the world, cover breaking news, and produce magazine-style features and series.

This position is both a producer/shooter for other on-camera correspondents, as well as the opportunity to appear on camera as a one-man-band reporter.

Responsibilities include:

-    Generate story pitches and participate in editorial process from start to end when time permits

-    Set up write, shoot and edit breaking news and feature stories  with other correspondents or as a one-man-band reporter

-     Report on camera for day of air stories, which includes pitching, rewriting and re-editing footage

Skills / Requirements:

-          Editorial:

o   Strong production, writing and broadcast skills

o   Solid news judgment and awareness of current events

o   Creative story-telling abilities and understanding of story arc

o   Assertive booking skills and ability to identify compelling characters

o   Attention to detail and accuracy

-          Technical:

o   Proficiency in DV shooting (Sony Z5 or equivalent) both on tripod and handheld

o   Proficiency in camera audio, including multiple microphone set-up

o   Basic knowledge of lighting for formal interview settings,  as well as run-and-gun situations

o   Proficiency in desktop editing

o   Basic understanding of FTP systems

-          Must be able to travel domestically and internationally

-          Must have a valid Driver’s License

-          Flexibility with hours is essential – this is a Sunday through Thursday work (no dash)week

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent job experience plus 2-5 years’ experience in video news production and on-air required.

Please send your resume, CV and salary requirements to jlee@channelone.com for consideration.

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