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Writer, Newsy


Writer, Newsy

• Intermediate Level
Skills: Writers


Responsible for writing copy for daily newscasts.

Category Writers 
Location Greater Atlanta Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Nov 15, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

  • Write day-of trending news stories, prompter intros, outros, and polishing all copy for entire program including scripts for field shoots  
  • Write catchy headlines for topics 
  • Assist in the incorporation of any changes to copy as requested by producers/editors 
  • Establish and maintain consistent brand tone and style in copy 
  • Copyedit scripts and work with other staff and production personnel to improve and refine the elements of programs to conform to specific quality standards and time requirements. 
  • Pitch stories weekly and attend all daily pitch meetings  
  • Perform other duties as assigned 
  • Ability to thrive in a hard news environment that requires speed and accuracy.  
  • Able to review and polish producers, correspondents, and hosts copy for all studio and field shoots. 
  • Able to receive feedback and adjust copy accordingly for daily production.  
  • Able to multitask and prioritize a high-volume of copy needs in a short period of time every day.  
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, have a good sense of humor, and the ability to make copy pop for the high-intensity, rapid-fire nature of the program.  
  • Motivated by solid news judgment and thoughtful attention to detail and possess a willingness to raise questions or concerns in pursuit of telling the most accurate and engaging story possible.  
  • Able to work with a team of producers, correspondents, and hosts to write a consistent and cohesive program that maintains its brand across all platforms. 
  • Proven time-management skills. 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Three to five years of experience writing for broadcast television preferred

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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