December 2012 — Present
Responsible for finding, securing and coordinating TV news segments in a highly competitive environment, under very tight deadlines for a nationally syndicated newsmagazine show. Possess excellent research, phone and people skills. Daily duties involve making many phone calls, conducting over the phone interviews, and research that utilizes public records and knowledge of Lexis/Nexis-Accurint. Often juggle four or more assignments at once while working effectively under extreme newsroom pressure. Responsible for pitching stories on a daily basis and being knowledgeable of current and local events. Work with the assignment desk in gathering information for high profile stories. Responsible for obtaining every element of a story including video, stills, and any props and/or featured segment items. Coordinate travel for guest and/or freelance crews outside of state. Assist producer with production of segment. Maintain relationship with all parties involved, building a significant contact list. Establish and maintain a relationship with magazines, national sports teams, retail stores, networks etc. for potential collaboration opportunities.