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Multimedia Journalist - Freelance


Edison, NJ, US, 08837

Brand:  News12
Requisition #:  5708

News 12 is our award-winning, hyper local news station covering communities throughout Long Island, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Westchester, Hudson Valley, Connecticut and New Jersey. News 12 New York is our National streaming service for regional news, weather and News 12 originals.


If you’re committed to delivering high quality news and storytelling with a hyper local lens, we have positions available for both on and off-air talent with opportunities for development and growth.

Job Summary

News 12 is looking for an aggressive, self-starting freelance Multimedia Journalist. The ideal candidate should be able to generate story ideas, develop sources, pursue leads, and produce and present stories and other content for all platforms including social media. We're looking for motivated local journalists willing to dive deeply into community issues and do stories that matter.


  • Shoot, write and edit clearly and creatively.
  • Operate assigned camera and editing gear.
  • Develop sources, maintain contacts, and pursue leads that result in original stories.
  • Gather information, video content, interviews, and other elements necessary to produce thorough, high-quality news reports.
  • Maintain a deep level of familiarity with hyper-local news events in order to generate original stories.
  • Represent News 12 positively in the community in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Participate in special projects and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Respond to breaking news and other urgent newsroom situations as required.


  • Associates or Bachelor's degree in Journalism or Communications preferred, Master's degree is a plus
  • Minimum one year full-time professional news reporting experience
  • Ability to work independently in a one-man band, backpack, multimedia environment
  • Ability to edit on non-linear systems i.e., Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier
  • Knowledge of local and national current events, newsmakers, and issues
  • Knowledge of libel laws and ethical foundations of journalism
  • Excellent news writing ability for all platforms including social media
  • Expected to write web/digital copy for all stories - Proficiency in current and emerging newsgathering and production technologies
  • Ability to think quickly and respond appropriately in high pressure situations
  • Valid driver's license with good driving record
  • 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
  • The freelance position is on-call as needed with fluctuating hours. Candidates must have a flexible schedule and be available to work various shifts with short notice at times, including nights, weekends, and holidays; or longer shifts due to breaking news

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds regardless of gender, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.


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Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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