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Journalist Job Description TV

Job Summary-Journalist Job Description TV

Originate and produce, as part of a team, a wide variety of news and current affairs content for relevant output.


Key Responsibilities -Journalist Job Description


• Use a range of video, audio and digital equipment and information technology to research, write, assemble, edit and deliver outputs in the appropriate medium, to the highest professional standards.


• May be required to present the content on radio, TV or online. This might be live or recorded.


• May include the production and presentation of programmes. This might be live or recorded.


• Exercise editorial judgment in developing story ideas and producing accurate and impartial

journalism.


• To undertake pre- and post-production and studio work, live and pre-recorded. Use a range of video, audio and digital equipment and information technology to research, write, assemble, edit and deliver programmes in the appropriate medium, to the highest professional standards.


• To liaise closely with other team members and with other departments to ensure that output material is shared, duplication is avoided, and best practice is upheld.


• Take a lead within a team setting or on delivering a specific piece of journalism or project as appropriate.


• To tailor different news treatments for different audiences ensuring that the output reflects the audiences we serve.


• To prioritise and plan activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources available.


• To produce engaging packages through a range of production skills.



• Delivering to tight deadlines while maintaining the highest editorial standards.


• At all times to carry out duties in accordance with the health and safety policy.



Knowledge, skills, training and experience


Essential

• Significant recent experience as a journalist, with a good knowledge of production techniques.


• Demonstrates sound editorial and policy decisions based upon a clear understanding of the news agenda, the requirements of news and current affairs coverage and the

audience.


• Ability to use technology as required, in order to gather material for broadcast.


• Understands how a team works effectively.


• Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people.


• Demonstrates a commitment to improving diversity and understands how individual

differences can benefit the organisation



• Effective planning and organising skills, ability to concentrate on several areas of work at one time, delivering consistently to deadlines and reacting positively to changes and conflicting priorities.


• Ability to write creatively in an engaging manner, adapt, produce and translate with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media suitable for multimedia output.


• The flexibility and adaptability to sustain performance, particularly under pressure to meet deadlines and changing priorities and circumstances.


• An understanding of health and safety procedures and how they apply to broadcasting.


Decision making

High level of responsibility and decision making; able to operate alone.

No managerial responsibility. May be informally supported by junior staff i.e. Researchers,

Coordinators and Assistants.


Scope

Covers a wide range of journalism activity, producing news content and supporting the production and presentation of programming

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