Newscast Writer - WFXT TV

Location: 

Dedham, MA, US, 02026

Location: MA-Boston

Job Title:  Newscast Writer - WFXT TV

 

Position Overview

Boston WFXT is looking for a Newscast Writer who writes clear, concise, and easy to understand stories with value clearly conveyed for our newscasts. Writers use process language in scripts with a focus on the latest information available.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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 platforms. 
  • 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. 
  • Available to have a flexible schedule, that allows to fill in, as needed, with advance notice. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be well read on current affairs and have a wide range working knowledge and understanding of general interest subjects 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous work in a television newsroom, newspaper, or digital publishing organization preferred 
  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university in Journalism or Communications preferred 

About Cox Media Group
CMG Media Corporation (d/b/a Cox Media Group) is an industry-leading media company with unparalleled brands, award-winning content, and exceptional team members. CMG provides valuable local and national journalism and entertainment content to the people and communities it serves. The company's businesses encompass 14 high-quality, market-leading television brands in 9 markets; 49 top-performing radio stations delivering multiple genres of content in 10 markets; a Washington, DC news bureau; and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's TV portfolio includes multiple primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. For more information about CMG, visit www.coxmediagroup.com

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