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Producer/Reporter, MetroFocus

Job Title
Producer/Reporter, MetroFocus
Open Position ID
New York,  NY 10019
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An immediate opportunity exists for a Producer/Reporter to plan and coordinate activities involved in the local production unit at WNET. Specifically, the Producer/Reporter will be contributing original stories and reports for MetroFocus, a multi-platform news magazine focusing on the New York region.


The Producer/Reporter will plan and coordinate the complete range of activities involved in the production of news and current affairs program segments. S/he will work closely with the editorial team at all stages of the production process from story development through post-production. Responsibilities and tasks will include, but are not limited to, researching and pitching stories; shooting video, developing storylines and identifying locations and characters; producing field and studio shoots; conducting interviews on camera; working with on-camera talent as required; writing and fact-checking scripts; supervising the editing, and delivery of segments.  In addition, s/he will liaise, as necessary, with various other departments, including publicity, production services, finance, and legal.

Required Skills

• Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in television or multimedia production including on-air reporting;
• Proficiency in a rundown environment using I-News, Avstar, Dalet, or similar applications;
• Exceptional ability to write for video; ability to shoot and edit digital video;
• Proficiency with professional hand held video and audio equipment and lighting;
• Strong research skills, written and verbal communication and presentation skills;
• Exceptional planning, organization, problem analysis and decision-making skills;
• Demonstrated leadership, teamwork, and interpersonal skills;
• BS or BA in Liberal Arts, or equivalent work experience.
Optional Skills

Candidates with experience dealing with a wide range of contemporary issues, knowledge of public affairs issues, proficiency with Adobe Premiere and/or Final Cut Pro are preferred.

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