KATU-TV, the ABC affiliate in Portland, Oregon seeks a part-time news writer. Duties include, but are not limited to, writing concise, clear and accurate copy for broadcast television; working with producers, editors and photographers to select appropriate video and graphics to support the story content; working with managers and anchors to develop social media content for newscasts; operating teleprompter for newscasts. Previous experience as a television news producer or writer is preferred.
Must be able to quickly write clear, concise broadcast news copy incorporating video, graphics and other elements (a test of writing skills will be given to all qualified applicants).
Must be able to work irregular hours.
Must be able to work under deadline pressure, with or without direct supervision.
Must be able to work flexible shifts on short notice.
Operating knowledge of news computer system and digital editing systems are preferred.