October 21, 2010

Freelance Assignment Desk Editor job @ Long Island TV news station

News 12 Networks is the country's first, largest, and most watched 24-hour local television news network. The Network is made up of 7 individual local news channels serving the areas of Long Island, New Jersey, Southwestern Connecticut, Westchester County, Hudson Valley, the Bronx, and Brooklyn. News 12 Networks, owned and operated by Cablevision Systems Corporation, is a cable exclusive service, reaching approximately 3.8 million households in the New York market.

News 12 Long Island is looking for the right person to coordinate the gathering of news, the generation of story ideas, the scheduling and assignment of coverage, and the delivery of news material to the production team for all News 12 services. Work with news management, producers and reporters to plan well-rounded news coverage. Maintain extensive working files of possible stories, background information and news sources. Gather information about news as it develops and communicate it effectively and accurately to the production team. Collaborate with managers and producers to select stories for coverage and to keep them up to date. Schedule and order facilities including satellite time. Assign and coordinate the distribution of newsgathering equipment. Assist with the scheduling of reporters, truck op/editors/photographers and assignment editors. Take an active role in planning in-depth series and special coverage, acting as a producer or reporter as called for. Work accurately under pressure. Dispatch news crews, maintain schedule logs, deal with telephone story tips, listen to police radios, read newswires and e-mail, and stay in contact with sources in order to stay up to date with breaking news. Write stories when assigned, train less experienced personnel and represent News 12 services in a courteous and professional manner.

The ideal candidate needs a minimum of one year of journalism experience. Must have a commitment to journalistic standards of ethics and accuracy with an enthusiasm for journalism. Must possess the ability to communicate effectively with general knowledge and interest in local, national and world news. Basic computer knowledge/word processing skills are preferred. Must have the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays. Bachelor’s degree with a major in journalism is preferred. Cablevision is an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace.

To apply for this position:
Visit our career website at www.cablevision.jobs
Click on “Search All Jobs”
Click on “Search Openings”
Select "News 12 Networks" in Cablevision Division
Create a profile, upload your resume and apply for this position.

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