News Editor- WAGA
NEWS EDITOR (R50009669)
The Editor uses raw material to prepare video sequences for publication during newscasts and on digital platforms. Works closely with the Digital Team and Newscast Producers to help identify strong video content for both mediums. Edit video sequences for air under deadline using editing software. Use software to restore and archive video in long-term storage. Update iNews scripts to indicate running times of video sequences and times for graphics to be added over video sequences during live newscasts and special news coverage. Inform producers and writers about any discrepancies between written scripts and edited stories. Work to identify and prepare compelling video content for publication on digital and social media platforms. Prepare file video for use in the field as needed. Edit special reports for sweeps periods. Serve as Editing Coordinator for newscasts when needed. Assist Editing Coordinator by taking in feeds, restoring archive video, and making sure all elements in a rundown are online before deadline. Operate ENG Receive equipment as needed.
Requirements: Demonstrated skills in video editing under daily deadline pressure. Familiarity with social media and clipping elements for use in those channels. Must possess excellent organizational skills (including strong digital organization). Ability to learn newsroom computer system post hire. Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university preferred. Two years of experience at a commercial television station as a news video editor required.
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