Correspondent, NJ SPOTLIGHT NEWS
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Job Description
NJ Spotlight News is the newsroom of NJ PBS, New Jersey's public television network, dedicated to providing multiplatform reporting from across the Garden State. It produces the flagship weeknight newscast, NJ Spotlight News with Briana Vannozzi, live news specials, daily newsletters and roundtable discussions.

An immediate opportunity is available for a Correspondent supporting NJ SPOTLIGHT NEWS.

The Correspondent will report, produce, write, shoot and edit all assigned stories for the NJ SPOTLIGHT NEWS broadcast and digital site. The Correspondent works closely with the editorial team at all stages of the production process from story development through post-production. Stories are between 2 and 5 minutes in length and focus on New Jersey's issues and politics. Specific responsibilities include:

* Pitch original reporting and story ideas daily;
* Research, develop, produce, write and report on a wide range of topics;
* Develop, produce, report and write regular, franchise segments for the news broadcast;
* Develop strong relationships with news makers and sources across the state;
* Conduct in studio, live and taped interview segments;
* Additional duties, as assigned.

Qualifications include:
* At least seven (7) years' experience in TV news reporting, production, preferably in public broadcasting;
* Strong news writing and copyediting skills;
* Up to date knowledge of shooting, video editing, graphics creation and live video production processes;
* Excellent editorial judgment;
* Strong leadership and interpersonal communication skills;
* Strong knowledge of New Jersey's issues and politics;
* The ability to meet deadlines and possess strong time-management skills.

Candidates with prior Anchor experience are preferred.

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