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Job Description:

  • 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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DOT:   131.262-018

Job Number: 8373