POSITION SUMMARYThe Weather Channel is seeking a productive, skilled news writer to join our growing digital video team. The news writer will write scripts for our on-camera talent, and on-screen text videos for Facebook and other social platforms. Candidates should have a deep familiarity with our videos on Facebook, and the talent-driven videos we post to our website, weather.com, and The Weather Channel app. Our multi-channel Facebook network consists of the following brands: Rockets Are Cool (science and innovation), Crazimals (fun animal videos), Seasonably (food and recipes), U.S. of Awesome (Americana), and of course The Weather Channel main account.The ideal candidate is comfortable with the pace of a breaking news team, and works well with producers, video editors, meteorologists, and a social media team.
RESPONSIBILITIESPitch stories in daily news meetingWrite one original script per hourWork weekend shifts when neededStay informed about trends in social media – including approaches to video in Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram video Maintain the highest standards of accuracy and journalistic ethics