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Freelance Video Journalist - Spectrum News in New York, NY, USA

Looking for: Videographer
Budget: Negotiable

What we’re looking for:
The Freelance Video Journalist will research, develop, write, edit and deliver live presentation of news stories on a deadline. They will contribute to special features and stories, as well as participate in coordinating coverage of major stories, breaking news and specials.


  • Create original news stories; gather information for news stories using beat sources, contacts and leads
  • Build contacts and sources within the community and establish a community presence outside of the newscasts
  • Navigates in-depth reports to own recorded and/or LIVE breaking news
  • Deliver news reports, including live reports that demonstrate energy, confidence, professional appearance and voice quality
  • Write and edit own news stories for an assigned newscast or news series within assigned deadlines
  • Combine video, audio and graphics to tell the story effectively
  • Works with photographer on assigned stories
  • Manage general upkeep of assigned company equipment
  • Strategically engages in social media
  • May fill-in as an Anchor when needed
  • Responsible for representing channel in a professional manner
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Must have sufficiently strong story development skills in order to submit original story ideas on a daily basis
  • Must be able to develop sources, work a beat, and break stories
  • Must have strong on-camera skills
  • Must have ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under time pressure deadline
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly communicate solutions; and able to relate well with diverse populations and age groups
  • Ability to interface with internal company personnel
  • Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solving
  • Must be able and willing to work different shifts, report to work on time, and be flexible with schedule changes
  • Must be adept at social media
  • Ability to handle breaking news on-air
  • Must obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license for authorized driving in the State of residence

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related filed or comparable television work experience
    5+ years of Television news reporting and live shot experience

Working Condition

  • Drives company vehicle to and from different locations in a safe manner by obeying all traffic laws

Our Culture:
Every employee is an influencer and culture keeper. We expect respectful communication (despite pressure), openness to feedback, an eagerness to learn, and an overall positive attitude! Roles may require the following:

  • Overtime may be required to meet deadlines
  • Varying schedule due to, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirements
  • Provide 24x7, 365 days per year, on-call support. May entail phone or physical presence at the facility for equipment failure or other disasters. This includes, but is not limited to equipment and power failures, loss of contracted services, storms or severe weather, and schedule conflicts
  • Participation in an established on-call rotation

Are you looking to pay or is this a collaboration?
Pay to hire someone

Is this ongoing work or a one off job?
Ongoing work

How would you prefer to pay?
Day rate

What’s your day rate budget range? (USD)
$250-350 (Industry average)

Do you have an estimate of the job or project length?
A few months

Are you a company or individual hiring?

Do you have internal sign off on the hire?

Do you need to hire for a specific city, country or place?
Yes, they need to be at a location (give location in job title)

When do you want to have the freelancer secured by?
2-3 weeks

What is most important for this job?

Twine can guarantee 3 relevant freelancers for an upfront fee of $650/£500. Would you like to know more?

How many freelancers do you want to contact you?

Do you have a job specification or creative brief?
Yes (please enter this in the description)

Does the freelancer need insurance?

Where did you find Twine?
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Posted 2 months ago
Last online: 16 days ago

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