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Part-Time Writer

Job ID 180571 Date posted 01/16/2018 Location Dedham, Massachusetts Apply


Reporting to the Executive Producer, a Writer will write clear, concise and easy to understand stories with value clearly conveyed. Writers use process language in scripts with a focus on “new, now, next” to avoid newscasts and stories feeling repetitive or old

• Write stories in all formats, conveying the value in the lead line or first ten seconds of the script
• Regularly showcase and execute process language
• Coordinate with producers on assigned scripts to execute the direction and vision of each story
• Maximize use of graphics and pre-production to make the newscast clear and easy to understand
• Consistently integrate references/pushes to our digital and social media products
• Work with production team to ensure that ideas can be executed with robotic cameras and control room automation system
• Use all resources possible to get the newest and best information into stories
• Contribute story ideas
• Attend editorial meetings if they fall within your regular shift and as time allows
• Learn to produce newscasts and fill-in produce as needed


• Excellent writing skills, in terms of quality and proficiency
• Excellent news judgment
• Strong ability to conduct in-depth research and pursue stories effectively
• Strong ability to self-edit, with a strong knowledge of AP style
• Must have the ability to work cooperatively with others and create a sense of teamwork in the presentation of various productions
• Proficiency using multimedia and social media tools
• Ability to think quickly and respond appropriately in high-pressure situations
• Ability to successfully work in a fast-paced, loosely structured, growing and changing work environment
• Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Must be a self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision but also able to work effectively within a team environment
• Must possess a positive attitude

WFXT/Fox 25 is an equal opportunity employer.

Organization: Cox Media Group

Primary Location: US-MA-Dedham-25 Fox Dr

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Schedule: Part-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing

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