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Part-Time Writer at Cox Media Group

Part-Time Writer

Job ID 180571 Date posted 01/16/2018 Location Dedham, Massachusetts


Reporting to the Executive Producer, a Writer will write clear, concise and easy to understand stories with value clearly conveyed. Writers use process language in scripts with a focus on “new, now, next” to avoid newscasts and stories feeling repetitive or old

• Write stories in all formats, conveying the value in the lead line or first ten seconds of the script
• Regularly showcase and execute process language
• Coordinate with producers on assigned scripts to execute the direction and vision of each story
• Maximize use of graphics and pre-production to make the newscast clear and easy to understand
• Consistently integrate references/pushes to our digital and social media products
• Work with production team to ensure that ideas can be executed with robotic cameras and control room automation system
• Use all resources possible to get the newest and best information into stories
• Contribute story ideas
• Attend editorial meetings if they fall within your regular shift and as time allows
• Learn to produce newscasts and fill-in produce as needed


• Excellent writing skills, in terms of quality and proficiency
• Excellent news judgment
• Strong ability to conduct in-depth research and pursue stories effectively
• Strong ability to self-edit, with a strong knowledge of AP style
• Must have the ability to work cooperatively with others and create a sense of teamwork in the presentation of various productions
• Proficiency using multimedia and social media tools
• Ability to think quickly and respond appropriately in high-pressure situations
• Ability to successfully work in a fast-paced, loosely structured, growing and changing work environment
• Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Must be a self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision but also able to work effectively within a team environment
• Must possess a positive attitude

WFXT/Fox 25 is an equal opportunity employer.

About Cox Media Group

Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers and non-daily publications; and digital sites and services, like Rare.us, Clark.com, Dawg Nation, SEC Country, Hookem.com, Mundo Hispanico, Southern Kitchen and All22. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm - Gamut, and Videa. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at .

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Organization: Cox Media Group

Primary Location: US-MA-Dedham-25 Fox Dr

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Schedule: Part-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing
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    Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps. Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing companies, and Savings.com, a leading online source for savings. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 57 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 30 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million print and online newspaper readers, and more than 14 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.

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