The News Trainee will learn all facets of their respective department as preparation for full-time regular employment at a broadcast station. This position writes scripts for FOX 5 Atlanta newscasts as assigned by newsroom producers and managers. Assist with digital responsibilities including creating web stories and social posts on multiple platforms. Assist assignment editors by monitoring incoming e-mail, monitoring scanners, answering telephones and performing other duties as directed by newsroom managers and staff. Work with reporters and photographers to gather video and interviews for newscasts as needed. Assist field crews in executing live remotes by communicating with the newsroom, helping with cabling and lighting and other duties as needed. Perform a variety of clerical duties as assigned by newsroom management and staff, including answering newsroom telephones, sorting mail, and collating and distributing memos and other documents. Being able to communicate effectively is a must.
Candidate must be a recent college degree (one year or less) recipient, preferably in Journalism or Broadcasting.