Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Anyone need a job as a political reporter?

Happy new year everybody! New year, new resolve to post more often. I will try to update this thing on a more than bimonthly basis.

So, I got a notice through my j-school alumni list serv that NY1 is apparently seeking a political reporter. Alleged wife beaters need not apply. Info is below:

JOB TITLE: Political Anchor
TO APPLY: www.timewarnercable.com/careers, Requisition # 117227BR
About NY1 News
NY1 News is Time Warner Cable's 24-hour newschannel in New York City. Available exclusively on Time Warner Cable, NY1 covers the city's five boroughs with more than 40 full-time reporters.
NY1 signed on in the fall of 1992 from its newsroom on Manhattan's West 42nd Street. As it approached its tenth anniversary, the station moved into a new state-of-the-art facility in the historic Chelsea Market building in January of 2002. With an integrated, all-digital production system and more than 600 hours of computer-based video storage, the facility represents one of the most advanced newsgathering operations in the world.


Anchors nightly New York City political news and interview show Inside City Hall. Assists all day parts with political coverage. Collects, analyzes and shoots information about newsworthy events that relate to New York politics.

•Strong news judgment
•Ability to conduct live interviews and moderate debates
•Develops sources and contacts for story development
•Receives assignment or evaluates news leads and news tips to develop story idea
•Gathers and verifies factual information regarding story through interview, observation, and research
•Organizes material, determines emphasis, and writes story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards

Presentation Skills
•Appears on television program when conducting taped or filmed interviews or narration
•Gives live reports from site of event or mobile broadcast unit
•Represents station at other events

•Strong knowledge of NYC, politics, events and history
•Ability to cover breaking news for 24 hour news cycle

Other Duties as Assigned

Camera and Field Operations
•Shoots video to illustrate stories
•Edits, or assists in editing, videos for broadcast
•Drives to news locations
•Checks and maintains equipment


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree or relevant beat experience.
Experience: At least 4 years previous journalism experience or relevant beat experience required. On-air experience and/or experience covering politics preferred.
Time Warner Cable supports a drug-free environment and is EOE M/F/V/D

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