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Lead Anchor

Company: Altice USA
Location: Woodbury
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewWe are Altice USA; a family of businesses that includes Optimum, Suddenlink, Optimum Mobile, Optimum Business, A4 advertising, Cheddar, and News12. Our common goal is connecting our customers to friends and family, shows they love, advertising that resonates and news that matters. We're building a workforce that thrives on collaboration, inclusion, and innovation. We hope connecting you to a potential role is just the beginning.ResponsibilitiesNews 12 is looking for the right individual to be the primary presenter of news and other content across all platforms including social media in a way that connects with viewers, demonstrating credibility, authority and broadly based knowledge of news. The News Anchor/Multimedia Reporter will assist in the writing, copy editing, researching and coordinating of news programming and other content presentation. Develop sources, maintain contacts and pursue leads that result in original stories. Provide leadership that encourages excellence and assist in the smooth operation of the organization. Maintain a deep level of familiarity with issues, newsmakers, and current events. Will act as field reporter as assigned as well as respond to breaking news and other urgent newsroom situations as required. The candidate must have the ability to independently shoot, write and edit clear, relevant and meaningful news stories. - -Position is responsible for participating in promotional activities including public appearances, will also participate in special projects and perform other duties as assigned. - -Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • 5+ years full-time professional news experience including two years anchoring experience preferred.
  • Highly effective on-air performance, excellent news judgment, and extensive knowledge of local and national current events and history, newsmakers, and issues are required. -
  • Should have excellent news writing and copy editing ability for all platforms including social media.
  • Ability to work independently in a one man band, backpack, multimedia environment.
  • Ability to edit on non-linear systems i.e. Adobe Premier.
  • Knowledge of libel laws and ethical foundations of journalism. -
  • Ability to conduct probing, in-depth and engaging interviews and enhances stories by providing insight and perspective. -
  • Ability to think quickly and respond appropriately in high pressure situations. -
  • Valid driver's license with good driving record.
  • Ability to lift, carry and maneuver up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work inside a climate controlled office/studio environment and outside in all weather conditions including extremes in hot and cold temperature, wet or humid conditions.
  • Flexibility to work any assigned shift with ability to work nights, weekends and holidays; or longer shifts due to "breaking news".Altice USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds regardless of gender, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.Altice USA, Inc. collects personal information about its applicants for employment that may include personal identifiers, professional or employment related information, photos, education information and/or protected classifications under federal and state law. This information is collected for employment purposes, including identification, work authorization, FCRA-compliant background screening, human resource administration and compliance with federal, state and local law.Requirements of this position include demonstration of either full vaccination status against COVID-19 or company-provided weekly COVID-19 testing.

Keywords: Altice USA, Stamford , Lead Anchor, Advertising , Woodbury, Connecticut

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