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Job Description:

  • 1) Compiles, dispenses, and files newsstories and related copy to assist editorial personnel in broadcasting newsroom: Telephones government agencies and sports facilities and monitors other stations to obtain weather, traffic, and sports information.

  • 2) Telephones people involved in news events to obtain further information or to arrange for on-air or background interviews by news broadcasting personnel.

  • 3) Files and retrieves news scripts, printouts, and recording tapes.

  • 4) May make written copies of newsstories called in from remote locations.

  • 5) May record, edit, and play back tapes of newsstories to assist COLUMNIST/COMMENTATOR, using recording and splicing machines and equipment.




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Job Number: 6816