Friday, January 15, 2010

Et tu, Debbie Duhane?

From my friend Heather:


"Alternate side of the street parking rules, they ARE in effect."

Begin forwarded message:

JOB TITLE: Traffic Reporter
TO APPLY:, Requisition # 117416BR
About NY1 News
NY1 News is Time Warner Cable's 24-hour news channel 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.


Reports live on New York 1 on traffic and transit conditions. Also writes, records, and creates graphics for traffic and transit reports for NEW 24-hour traffic channel. Responsible for monitoring traffic and transit conditions to update copy for reports and graphics. NYC residency required.

• Strong news judgment
• Gathers and verifies factual information for reporting through interview, observation, and research.
• Organizes material, determines emphasis, and writes report according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
• Develops sources and contacts for story development.
• Make decisive and accurate judgments for story and personal safety.
• May also be asked to write vosots for anchors.
Camera and Field Operations
• Shoots video to illustrate stories.
• Edits, or assists in editing, videos for broadcast.
• Drives to news locations (must have driver’s license)
• Checks and maintains equipment
• Lifting and carrying up to 30 pounds.
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.
• Occasionally represents station at other events.
• Strong knowledge of NYC’s subway lines, bus routes and major roadways REQUIRED
• Ability to cover breaking news for 24 hour news cycle.
Other Duties as Assigned.

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: Bachelors Degree, preferably in Journalism/Communication /English or relevant beat experience.
Experience: Previous on-air experience preferred. Minimum of 1-2 years experience working in news, preferably as a traffic reporter.
• Must have valid driver's license with clean driving record.
Time Warner Cable supports a drug-free environment and is EOE M/F/V/D

1 comment:

  1. I was wondering where Debbie Duhane was since they started using the new graphics. I DID hear her on channel 7 a few months ago (tryout?). Anyway, wish her luck.