News 12 Seeking Associate Producers

November 15th, 2008

News 12 Long Island is seeking individuals to assist in the development and production of news by writing and formatting scripts and coordinating program elements for all News 12 services.

Specific responsibilities include; write clear, accurate copy with sources checked and on a strict deadline, write to video and other graphic elements, act as producer as necessary, assist in the training of coworkers as required, maintain familiarity with local, national and international current events, important issues and newsmakers.

Other responsibilities will be to monitor News 12 content and maintain familiarity with it on a continuing basis, take part in editorial process and propose stories to be covered, work accurately under pressure, coordinate with studio, graphics, assignment desk, field crews and other colleagues, write stories when assigned and represent News 12 services in a courteous and professional manner.

The ideal candidate needs a minimum of one year of journalism experience and a minimum of one-year experience as a news Associate Producer preferred. Must be familiar with newscast production techniques and competent in broadcast news writing. Must have knowledge of and interest in local, national and world news with 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 or equivalent experience preferred.
PLEASE NOTE: All positions are on a freelance basis.

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