Job Description and Jobs
- 1) Collects and analyzes information about newsworthy events to write news stories for publication or broadcast: Receives assignment or evaluates news leads and news tips to develop story idea.
- 2) Gathers and verifies factual information regarding story through interview, observation, and research.
- 3) Organizes material, determines slant or emphasis, and writes story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
- 4) May monitor police and fire department radio communications to obtain story leads.
- 5) May take photographs or shoot video to illustrate stories.
- 6) May edit, or assist in editing, videos for broadcast.
- 7) May appear on television program when conducting taped or filmed interviews or narration.
- 8) May give live reports from site of event or mobile broadcast unit.
- 9) May transmit information to NEWSWRITER for story writing.
- 10) May specialize in one type of reporting, such as sports, fires, accidents, political affairs, court trials, or police activities.
- 11) May be assigned to outlying areas or foreign countries and be designated Correspondent or Foreign Correspondent.
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