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Freelance Writer


San Francisco, CA, US, 94111

San Francisco
Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance (Non-Staff)

Write compelling, succinct, clear news scripts under tight deadlines. Write stories according to station policies, editorial style and rundown. Research and evaluate news stories and sources. 
Coordinate the video editing of news stories. Assist in the producing of news segments and breaking news special reports. Exercise sound news judgment and comply with KPIX News editorial standards.

Applicants should have the following experience and skills:
•    At least 2 years of television news writing.
•    Experience on Inews/ENPS or equivalent news computer system.
•    Ability to create clear, compelling, succinct news stories from raw materials including: unedited video, reporter notes, desk notes, telephone interviews, wire copy.
•    Writing style that is straightforward uses active voice and is conversational.
•    Experience working with video editing systems.
•    Familiarity with news feed services CNN Newsource & CBS Newspath.
•    Must possess excellent production and management skills.
•    Ability to respond rapidly and effectively to breaking news.
•    Related College degree and/or equivalent preferred.

Physical Demands:
Must be able to sit at desk for long periods of time and operate keyboard.

Note-This is a union position and membership in IBEW 525 is required.

Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland