5 hours

Writer (NE)

Tribune Company
New York, NY
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Writer (NE) in New York, New York | Careers at NY-New York;220 E. 42nd Street (WPIX)
  • Writer (NE)

    Location US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 3 months ago(6/5/2019 8:11 PM)
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  • Overview

    If you are a news-junky who can write fast and accurate scripts, this is the position for you. WPIX writers grow into producers in this fast-paced newsroom environment.  Must be able to write, track breaking news, edit and have experience on multiple social media platforms, and we'll teach you the rest.  Multi-tasking skills are required.  Hours could include overnights, early mornings and holidays.


    We need someone who is naturally inquisitive and is a self-starter who pushes for more opportunities.


    Major Purpose:  Daily production of quality news stories.  Defined as fast and accurate writing with excellent production techniques, crisp active voice writing, with relevance to WPIX viewing audience.


    -Write and support line producers for hour-long newscasts.  Learn to fill-in produce.

    -Gather and monitor late breaking info on local, state and national/international stories using websites, Twitter,  CNN & Tribune News services

    -Help devise and execute daily tease strategy for attracting and building audience.

    -Plan future segments, topics, guests and story ideas.

    -Post stories to the web.

    -Additional duties as necessary.



    Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    -Must be able to work well under deadline pressure

    -Must have solid news judgment

    -Must be a consistent and solid writer

    -Must be a creative, flexible and able to act decisively

    -Work well in a strong team environment

    -Strong organizational skills


    Working Relationships:

    -Must work closely with anchors, assignment desk, executive producers, producers, photographers, writers, reporters, and news management.



    Work Environment:

    - Work performed primarily in an office newsroom environment, but field work may be required occasionally

    - May be exposed to electrical equipment and loud noises



    -Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or related field is desired.

    -At least 3-5 years of experience in a top ten market newsroom pred.

    -Final Cut Pro experience a plus


    Equal Employment Opportunity




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