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VIDEO JOURNALIST – FREELANCE – BALITANG AMERICA

Location: All applications will be accepted.  We are especially in need of reporters in Hawaii, Washington, and Texas

Balitang America is part of the The Filipino Channel which is based in Redwood Shores, CA.   Our parent company is ABS-CBN, International which is based in Manila, Philippines.  Balitang America is searching for freelance reporters to join its news team.

SUMMARY:

Candidates will be responsible for developing and pitching news stories by investigating, interviewing, shooting, writing and reporting on news related to Filipinos and the community.  Must be well connected with the Filipino community and its sources.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1)     Self motivated – independent contractor, who can exercise strong professional news judgment and gather information, conduct interviews, shoot video and report on assigned stories.  Will work alone to report, shoot and write stories.

2)     Must own your own computer/laptop, digital video camera, and microphone

3)     Maintain familiarity with issues, events, and newsmakers important to the Filipino community. Must also monitor local mainstream and national news.

4)     Must have access to the Internet for online transmission of videos, voiceovers, and scripts.

5)     Must know how to use Skype for reporting

6)     Maintain a professional image when dealing with the public – for both official and non-official, when gathering and reporting news.

7)     All stories must be factually accurate, balanced in content and written clearly.

8)     Bilingual in Tagalog and English is preferred but not required.

SUBMIT YOUR RESUME TO OUR EMAIL AT: balitangamerica@abs-cbni.com
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE