Freelance News Writer

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by KING 5

KING5.com

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 12:02 PM

TITLE: News Writer

STATION: KING 5 TV

DEPARTMENT: News

STATUS: Temporary, On-call
 


Brief Description of Duties:

Responsible for writing accurate, engaging news stories for newscasts. Some research skills including making calls or contacting other news outlets,  and reading multiple news reports are required to gain a full understanding of a story.   Our writers assist producers in managing scripts, live shots, video, and supers for the newscast.  Produce cut-ins and content on tickers.  Edit video bumps, voice-overs and voiceovers-to-sound using desktop editing.  It is imperative that our writers can handle a volume of stories and under deadline.

This is a temporary, on-call, position and must be able to work a flexible shift including overnights and weekends. 

Qualifications:

Minimum one year broadcast news writing experience.  Must have excellent writing skills with the ability to write to video, and a good command of English.   Must be creative, detail oriented, able to work under deadline, good computer skills, and able to multi-task and gather accurate information quickly.  Experience editing video on desktop editing system is a plus.  
 

If qualified, email your resume to hr@king5.com or mail to:

HUMAN RESOURCES
KING 5 TELEVISION
333 DEXTER AVE. N.
SEATTLE, WA  98109

King 5 Television is an equal opportunity employer
M/F/D/V
 

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