Position: General Assignment Reporter, Currents News, NET-TV (NYC)

Company: DeSales Media Group (News Content Group)

Reports to: Executive Producer


The Emmy-winning Currents News is looking for an experienced, ambitious, and creative video journalist who thrives covering a range of stories for a nightly newscast from the Catholic perspective in the New York market. Depending on the assignment, candidates will either be assigned to work with a photographer or they will be a one-man-band, shooting and editing video, and using a Dejero unit to go live. You will work with a team of multi-media journalists. This person will be an expert at enterprising stories and turning compelling content. Based on ability and experience, they will be considered to fill-in on the anchor desk.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Pitches compelling stories in editorial meetings
  • Takes an assignment and develops a comprehensive story that adheres to journalism ethics and standards and verifies information and sources
  • Shoots, writes and edits packages
  • Works closely with the assignment manager and executive producer for script approval
  • Researches, gathers, and verifies information that will add context and perspective to otherwise standard stories
  • Stays up to date on current events
  • Posts video to digital platforms
  • Uses social media to promote and share stories and interacts with viewers
  • Is flexible to travel to story assignments outside of the DMA

Skills and Requirements:

  • Degree in journalism, broadcast news, or equivalent
  • 2+ years experience working as a general assignment reporter with proven live experience in a top 50 market is preferred
  • Exceptional news judgment and knowledge of how to avoid copyright infringement
  • Ability to edit on Adobe Premiere or equivalent
  • Maintain a professional on-air appearance and presentation
  • Excellent broadcast writing, communication, and organizational skills
  • Experience working on digital platforms with ability share content on social media
  • Strong and proven ability to multi-task and to work under tight deadlines
  • Must have transportation
  • Ability to carry ENG equipment
  • Bi-lingual skills (English/Spanish) are a plus
  • Knowledge of Catholic Church, teachings, and traditions is a plus

Qualified candidates must submit a resume/CV and reporter reel to be considered for this position

About DeSales Media Group:

DeSales Media Group is the non-profit communications and technology arm of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Services include news, media relations, marketing, ad sales, educational support, and video production. DeSales Media Group operates NET-TV, a cable television channel that reaches more than two million people in the New York area. Its news group produces an award-winning nightly television program, two award-winning newspapers (The Tablet and Nuestra Voz), and original digital content.