U.S. Video Reporter

Caters News Agency, New York, New York

Date PostedNovember 14, 2017
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNegotiable
Websitehttps://www.catersnews.com/
Description:

Caters News Agency is seeking a motivated reporter to join its video desk in New York City. The successful candidate will work as part of a team tasked with finding and licensing video-based stories – content that ranges from breaking news footage to wild animal videos and human-interest features. As well as uncovering fresh and unique video content, this journalist will be required to report around the footage, too, speaking to video sources and writing accompanying newswire copy.

Caters is an international press agency with offices across the U.K., New York, Sydney and Delhi. Its content is picked up globally by newspapers, magazines and television outlets.


Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Tracking down unique video-based stories across multiple platforms before they trend.
  • Using personality to charm sources to speak about their video content before other outlets and agencies.
  • Licensing content on tight deadlines.
  • Working to productivity- and performance-based targets set by a line manager.

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong English writing skills.
  • Fluent or conversational knowledge of a major foreign language is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to talk to sources and video contributors from different social backgrounds.
  • A knowledge and passion for original storytelling and content that translates across multiple platforms.
  • Excellent time management.
  • Basic knowledge of photo and video editing preferred but not essential.

Experience

  • Journalistic background preferable.

Qualifications

  • College degree or higher.

Please send a copy of your resume, a cover letter, three writing samples, and salary expectations to usoffice@catersnews.com

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