Daily production of a quality news product as defined by the FOX 5 brand. Accuracy, excellence in production techniques and writing.
Write and support line producers for assigned newscasts. Fill-in produce.
Manage and write graphics for assigned stories and update them as need be.
Research, confirm and update local, state, national and international stories through multiple sources including websites, FOX/CNN & Tribune News services, wires and social media.
Help determine placement of stories in the newscast and advise producer on story format changes
Plan future segments, topics, guests and story ideas.
Post stories to the web.
Assist assignment desk in making calls to confirm story details.
Maintain social media presence.
Additional duties as necessary.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelors Degree in Journalism or related field is desired.
1-2 years experience in a working newsroom as either a writer or production assistant.
Must be able to work well under deadline pressure
Must have solid news judgment
Must be a consistent and solid writer
Must show initiative and have ability to act decisively
Work well in a strong team environment
Strong organizational skills
Must be flexible with schedule and fill-in different shifts as needed