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Part Time/Freelance Reporter

Spectrum News NY1 is available on channels 1 and 200 for Spectrum customers throughout New York City’s five boroughs. Spectrum News NY1 serves Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island and provides 24-hour local news, politics, features and weather seven days a week. The network is also available on Cablevision systems in Brooklyn and the Bronx on channel 8, on Bright House systems in Central Florida on channel 1210, in Hudson Valley (New York) on channel 1, and in North Carolina on channel 215.

The 24-hour news channel shares content with its sister channels in the Spectrum News Networks family: Spectrum News channels in Albany, Hudson Valley, Syracuse, Binghamton and Buffalo, New York; in Austin and San Antonio, Texas; and in Tampa and Orlando, Florida.

Anchors and Reports for NY1 Noticias. Writes, edits and presents stories in a clear and concise fashion in Spanish. Enterprises, shoots, and edits packages and vosots for NY1 Noticias. Interacts with reporters, news assistants and technical staff in the process of taking stories from conception to air.


Story Production
  • Reports, fill-in anchors, writes and edits.
  • Pitches ideas for new stories.
  • Interviews guests.
  • Prepares stories for airing.
  • Presents organized understandable, topical and attention-grabbing newscasts and programming.
  • Reviews content of stories and checks for errors of fact, technical errors, creative content, miscues, editorial mistakes and all elements needed to deliver quality programming.
  • Determines priority of stories in newscast.
  • Writes and edits stories, teases, scripts, etc.
  • Copy edits scripts and reviews the final edited version of taped stories.
  • Keeps informed on current issues by reading newspapers, wires, planning grid
  • Keeps current with social media practices established by the station.
  • Has deep understanding of the Hispanic language community in New York.
Planning, Coordinating, Scheduling
  • Schedules shoots, guest bookings.
  • Ensures that all necessary elements in packages and newscasts are delivered in a timely fashion.
  • Evaluates resources needed for adequate coverage.
  • Receives assignment or enterprises news leads and news tips to develop story idea.
  • Gathers and verifies factual information regarding story through interview and research.
  • Organizes material, determines emphasis, and writes story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
  • When in the field, transmits information to anchor for story writing.
  • Writes,edits news packages for air.
  • Develops sources and contacts for story development.
Camera and Field Operations
  • Shoots all video for use in news package.
  • Edits video for broadcast.
  • Drives to shoots
Presentation Skills
  • Appears on television when conducting filmed interviews or voice over narration.
  • Gives live or on scene reports from site of event or mobile broadcast unit.
  • Occasionally represents station at other events.
Supervision (non-management)
  • Monitors the work of news assistants.
  • Sets quality standards
  • Ensures that quality work is produced
  • Gives feedback and assistance to staff for improvement
  • Other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelors Degree preferred.
  • Must be fully Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Previous on-air experience required.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience reporting including live shots in news.