This position is responsible for reporting, shooting, writing, and editing stories, field reporting breaking news or news programs in Spanish as directed by the Producer or News Director.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Reports, shoots, writes and edits assigned news stories on deadline.
- Delivers live news reports in a poised, authoritative, credible and conversational manner.
- Writes news copy as assigned and assists producer and News Director with copy/ script editing.
- Produces news segments as directed by newsroom managers.
- Maintains a strong familiarity with local and national news and issues of the day reading newspapers and monitoring competition to the point that Freelance VJ / Reporter can ad-lib or generally speak to issues credibly during breaking news situations.
- Maintain appropriate visibility in the community. Represent the station at community events or activities.
- Maintain appropriate and professional appearance, both on-air and at station events.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
- Requires Journalism, Communications or related degree preferred or equivalent experience.
- One year reporting at a broadcast or cable station preferred.
- Must have valid driver’s license.
- Must be able to lift and carry 30 lbs.
- Strong on-camera skills with the ability to read narration in Spanish effectively.
- Solid news judgment, with knowledge of current local news and newsmakers a plus.