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Anchor - Reporter

Location: 

Edison, NJ, US, 08837

Brand:  News12
Requisition #:  4406

Altice USA is a cutting-edge communications, media, and tech company. We connect people to what matters most to them; texting with friends, advertising that resonates, or binge watching their favorite show. Our differentiated approach centers around technologies that push the envelope and deliver the ultimate customer experience. We’re building a workforce that attracts and retains the best talent, not only to meet the needs of our customers, but that also reflects the diverse communities we serve.

Job Summary

News 12 is looking for a lead anchor to present our news and other content across all platforms. The anchor must connect with viewers in a way which demonstrates credibility, authority and a broad-based knowledge of news. The News Anchor will assist in the writing, copy editing, researching, shooting, editing, and coordination of news programming and other content presentation.

Responsibilities

  • Present news and other content across all platforms in a way that connects with viewers, demonstrating credibility, and authority.
  • Assist in writing, copy editing, researching and coordinating projects and other content for presentation to our audience.
  • Ability to ad-lib in breaking news situations.
  • Develop strong understanding of social media listening tools to surface content relevant to the News 12 audience.
  • Gather information, video content, interviews and other elements.
  • Shoot, write and edit clear, relevant and meaningful news stories.
  • Develop sources, maintain contacts and pursue leads that result in well-written, fully documented and creatively produced news stories.
  • Maintain a deep level of familiarity with issues, newsmakers, and current events with specific focus on the communities we serve.
  • Contribute to idea sessions in the development or improvement of news products
  • Demonstrate editorial leadership that helps guides a daily broadcast
  • Participate/contribute content across all platforms
  • Pitch independently sourced, compelling stories on a daily and weekly basis.
  • Act as a field news reporter and report news live on location when assigned.
  • Position is responsible for participating in promotional activities including public appearances, will also participate in special projects and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Provide leadership that encourages excellence and assists in the smooth operation of the organization.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Minimum of five years full-time professional news experience including two years anchoring experience preferred.
  • Highly effective on-air performance, excellent news judgment, and extensive knowledge of local and national current events and history, newsmakers, and issues are required.
  • Acknowledgement of professional achievement in the form of significant awards or other industry recognition preferred.
  • Knowledge of libel laws and ethical foundations of journalism.
  • Ability to conduct probing, in-depth and engaging interviews; enhances stories by providing insight and perspective.
  • Ability to think quickly and respond appropriately in high pressure situations.
  • Ability to work independently in a one man band, backpack, multimedia environment, is a plus.
  • Ability to edit on non-linear systems i.e. Adobe Premier, is a plus
  • Valid driver's license with good driving record.
  • Ability to lift, carry and maneuver up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work inside a climate controlled office/studio environment and outside in all weather conditions including extremes in hot and cold temperature, wet or humid conditions.
  • Flexibility to work any assigned shift with ability to work nights, weekends and holidays; or longer shifts due to breaking news.

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