One Man Band Reporter (Part Time)
WRNN TV - Rye Brook, NY

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Company Description:
RNN is a privately owned enterprise based in Rye Brook, NY. In 1993 the current ownership purchased a single broadcast station in New York's Hudson Valley reaching less than a quarter million homes. Now our independent network reaches more than six million homes throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. We have spent years building an experienced management team and cutting-edge technological infrastructure. We deliver reliability and professionalism to the news and content production businesses and air diverse programming with regional, national and international content partners. The company owns and operates WRNN-TV, a full-power television station, and RISE Television, a cable network distributed on Time Warner, Verizon FiOS and over the air on WRNN-TV DT2. It also owns, operates, produces or master controls nine channels. RNN and its affiliates produce two 24-hour news channels in the New York DMA and two content channels in the Washington D.C. region for its partners. RNN recently built a new state-of-the-art multi-platform content hub based around the philosophy of finding efficiencies by producing content in a centralized model with the latest technology. It is a scalable and dynamic facility.

Job Description:
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Essential Functions Statement(s)

Pitch story ideas to producer/and news director

Monitor and keep track of local news related events by way of email/phone tips, Associated Press “day schedule events” and newswires, local newspapers, and newsroom faxes

Prepare and research stories to cover and questions to ask during interviews as directed by producer and/or news director

Field produce stories (at least 2 per day) as a one-man-band reporter by arranging on-camera interviews, stand-ups, and b-roll footage; this includes scheduling, framing, and blocking

Maintain, transport, and understand how to operate ENG equipment

Perform as videographer/editor by gathering story elements on shoots

Perform “as-lives” or live hits in the field or in studio as directed

Screen and transcribe field tapes

Prepare reporter’s script in accordance with news director’s approval and deadline

Enter story elements including script, supers, and TRT into ENPS (station’s editorial news platform)

Voice track (record narration) by way of Final Cut Pro (station’s editing software)

Edit material in accordance using Final Cut Pro

Send digital files to Transmission using Newsqueue (station’s digital transfer system)

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
Competency Statement(s)

Accuracy – Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.

Communication, Oral – Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word

Problem Solving – Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.

Technical Aptitude – Ability to utilize and operate broadcast equipment to perform job duties.

Working Under Pressure – Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.

Please submit resume and link to reel.

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