The News Editor operates editing equipment to produce images or scenes for newscasts and other programming.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Organizes and strings together raw footage into a continuous whole according to scripts or instructions for newscasts and other programming
Reviews assembled footage on screens or monitors to determine whether corrections are necessary
Trims filmed segments to specified lengths and reassembles segments into sequences that present stories with maximum effect
Determines the specific audio and visual effects necessary to complete spots
Sets up and operates computer editing systems, electronic titling systems, video switching equipment, and digital video effects units to produce a final product
Selects and combines the most effective shots of each scene to form a logical and smoothly running story
Confers with other personnel to discuss assignments, work product and desired effects.
Maintains editing equipment
Performs other duties as assigned
Requirements & Skills:
High school diploma
Fluency in English
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Minimum two years’ experience operating video editing equipment
Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
Proficiency with video editing equipment
Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The News Editor must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. In addition, the News Editor must be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.