Writer
KATU -1500 - Portland, OR

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SUMMARY OF JOB:
KATU-TV, the ABC affiliate in Portland, Oregon seeks a part-time news writer. Duties include, but are not limited to, writing concise, clear and accurate copy for broadcast television; working with producers, editors and photographers to select appropriate video and graphics to support the story content; working with managers and anchors to develop social media content for newscasts; operating teleprompter for newscasts. Previous experience as a television news producer or writer is preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS :
Must be able to quickly write clear, concise broadcast news copy incorporating video, graphics and other elements (a test of writing skills will be given to all qualified applicants).

Must be able to work irregular hours.

Must be able to work under deadline pressure, with or without direct supervision.

Must be able to work flexible shifts on short notice.

Operating knowledge of news computer system and digital editing systems are preferred.

Fisher Values: To perform the job successfully, an individual must demonstrate the following values:

1. Integrity: Demonstrates the highest standards of behavior through honesty, fairness, and trust in everything that they do. Is direct, forthcoming and does what is right. Honors commitments and is accountable for their actions.

2. Dedication to Excellence: Expects to win by giving their best effort and striving for the highest quality in everything they do. Exhibits a sense of urgency, is action-oriented, seizes opportunities and steadfastly pushes themselves and others for results. Seeks continuous improvement and displays good judgment.

3. Service to the Community: Is dedicated to making our community a better place to work and live. Displays a sense of concern and responsibility toward our coworkers, workplace and communities as a whole.

4. Respect for the Individual: Treats everyone with dignity and respect. Strives to understand others and actively listens to their concerns and perceptions. Shares information and ideas openly and honestly

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Experience:
1-3 years of experience required

Education:
Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) preferred

Other Qualifications:
Managerial Standards:
Language Skills:
Ability to read, comprehend and analyze complex instructions, business periodicals, professional journals, financial reports and legal documents. Ability to effectively present information to top management and/or our board of directors.

Mathematical Skills:
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions expressed in written, oral or diagram form.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to remain in a static position for extended periods of time and converse with and communicate with others. The team member is occasionally required to move about, handle and/or position items. The team member must occasionally transport or move up to 15 pounds. The team member must be able to identify objects and be able to communicate in writing.

Work Environment:
Typical indoor office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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