Mandarin News Reporter I

Date Open: 12/01/2016
Date Closed: Until filled

Job Description:
LA18 KSCI-TV is the largest Asian language TV station in the United States and has an opening for a Mandarin News Reporter. The Mandarin News Reporter I is responsible for translating and writing news stories; scheduling and conducting field interviews; editing, voicing-over and producing reports for air.

Must be able to speak clear English. Ability to speak Mandarin or Korean is a plus.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the News Director/Executive Producer, selects news stories from English wire copies to translate, write, edit and record voice-overs. Submits them according to company standards and deadlines.
  • Produces spot-news or feature reports from field shoots and/or news feeds. Includes scheduling and conducting interviews, editing and voicing the final report.
  • Researches topics and interviewees. Prepares a list of questions and points of discussion for guest interviews.
  • Submits final stories/reports to News Director/Executive Producer for review and possible revision by deadline.
  • Performs miscellaneous duties as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Native Mandarin and fluency in English required, as well as accurate and speedy translation skills.
  • Ability to accurately and quickly type in Chinese.
  • Ability to edit using non-linear editing systems.
  • Ability to present a professional on-air appearance, including good articulation and correct pronunciation in Mandarin.
  • Knowledge of local Chinese community and issues preferred.
  • Ability to represent the station and attend various community events.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and transportation.

Education & Experience:
A college four-year B.A. Degree with a major in related field of study is required. Two years in writing/translating/reporting broadcast news in Mandarin preferred.

Work Schedule:
Working hours will vary on a Monday through Friday schedule, but should not exceed 30 hours per week under normal working conditions. Normal hours are between 11:00 AM and 7:30 PM Monday-Friday, occasionally weekends.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter and resume to:

1990 South Bundy Drive, Suite 850
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Fax: (310) 479-8118

NRJ TV LA OPCO, LLC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. All employment offers are contingent upon satisfactory completion of the application process which includes a pre-employment drug test, an acceptable DMV record and an acceptable background check.

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