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Freelance Writer

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Freelance Writer

US-NY-New York
2 weeks ago
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News Writers/Producers


The writer will work with news producer in putting their programs and promotion together. Responsibilities may include writing and editing media for news broadcasts. The producer/writer also must have prior on-line producing experience.


  • Writes stories and promotion assigned by the executive producer.
  • Logs media.
  • Reads wires, internet, social media and monitors other broadcasts for late breaking stories for updated promotion opportunities.
  • Assists reporters by taking scripts or other information from them by phone, email or any other means when they are in the field.
  • Produces promotion for regularly schedule cut-ins or for special Reports.
  • Must have line-producing and digital media experience.
  • May have to produce other news programs as assigned.
  • May be assigned to a variety of shifts including weekends and overnights
  • May need to perform other duties including but not limited to teleprompter, traffic production, crawl and graphics.


  • College degree or sufficient maturity pred.
  • P candidate have at least 3-5 years experience in broadcast or print journalism.
  • Working familiarity with ENG (Electronic News Gathering) and SNG (Satellite News Gathering) operations, iNews, ENPS, Final Cut Pro, Avid and other Newsroom software programs.
  • Individual could be considered if he or she has experience in another area of television news.
  • Effective writing skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Good communicator, both orally and written.
  • Stays informed on current affairs.
  • Can perform duties and make decisions under extreme pressure.
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

Company Info

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.


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Tribune Media is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of 42 owned or operated broadcast stations, national entertainment network WGN America, Tribune Studios, Gracenote, WGN-Radio and a significant number of iconic real estate properties and strategic investments.

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