WTIC/WCCT - TV POSITION DESCRIPTION

POSITION:      News Editor          
   
DEPARTMENT:      News   

REPORTS TO:      Chief Editor

ROLE:  Edits the newscast and prioritizes edit needs as the newscast crunch approaches

RESPONSIBILITIES:
•    Edit vo’s, vo/sot’s and packages, special opens and teases for fast-paced weekend morning newscast
•    Edit special projects
•    Manage news edit crunch.  Prioritize schedule so every story makes the newscast on time.
•    Edit daily webcast and send to web as needed
•    Archive news tape
•    Read newspapers daily
•    Suggest news stories daily
•    Position requires performance of other job related duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:
•    Bachelors Degree preferred
•    At least 2 years experience as a videotape editor in a news operation
•    Familiarity with Final Cut a plus