Altice USA

Freelance News Reporter

1 month ago
Requisition ID
Area of Interest
News & Programming
Business Unit
News 12
Position Type
Temporary Part-Time


Altice USA is one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States. We are a subsidiary of Altice NV, a convergent global leader in telecom, content, media, entertainment and advertising founded in 2001 by entrepreneur Patrick Drahi. We are driven by a philosophy to always challenge ourselves. We question everything so that we can find the best way forward for our customers. And in a world where continuous innovation is the only way forward, we are redefining the vision we have for our customers, enterprises, advertisers - and our people.


News 12 Networks is the first, largest and most watched 24-hour local television news network in the country, with seven individual local news channels and five traffic and weather channels serving Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, Westchester, Hudson Valley, the Bronx, and Brooklyn.


News 12 Connecticut is seeking a freelance News Reporter to generate story ideas, gather information, and produce and present stories and other content for all platforms and in a manner that is clear, relevant and meaningful to news consumers. Ensure all content meets News 12 Network standards for journalistic integrity and production quality. Represent News 12 positively in the community in a courteous and professional manner. Participate in special projects and perform other duties as assigned. Respond to breaking news and other urgent newsroom situations as required. The freelance position is on-call as needed with fluctuating hours. Candidates must have a flexible schedule and be available to work various shifts with short notice at times.


• Minimum of one year full-time professional news reporting experience preferred.
• Highly effective on-air performance.
• Exceptional news judgment.
• Extensive knowledge of local and national current events, newsmakers, and issues.
• Knowledge of libel laws and ethical foundations of journalism.
• Ability to conduct in-depth research and pursue investigative stories effectively.
• Excellent news writing ability for all platforms including social media.
• Maintain professional personal appearance as defined by News 12 management.
• Proficiency in current and emerging newsgathering and production technologies.
• Extensive knowledge of news production techniques and demonstrated ability to develop engaging presentation.
• Consistently enhances stories by providing insight and perspective.
• Ability to think quickly and respond appropriately in high pressure situations.
• Flexibility to work any assigned shift.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet and maintain a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.


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