News Writer - WFXT TV in Boston, MA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 3/16/2023

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

Boston WFXT is looking for a News Writer who creates clear, concise, and easy to understand stories with value clearly conveyed for our newscasts. Writers use process language in scripts with a focus on the latest information available to avoid newscasts and stories feeling repetitive or old.   


  • Write stories in all formats, conveying the value in the lead line or first ten seconds of the script. 
  • Regularly showcase and execute process language. 
  • Coordinate with producers on assigned scripts to execute the direction and vision of each story. 
  • Maximize use of graphics and pre-production to make the newscast clear and easy to understand. 
  • Consistently integrate references/pushes to our digital and social media platforms. 
  • Work with production team to ensure that ideas can be executed with robotic cameras and control room automation system. 
  • Use all resources possible to get the newest and best information into stories. 
  • Contribute story ideas. 
  • Attend editorial meetings if they fall within your regular shift and as time allows. 
  • Learn to produce newscasts and fill-in produce as needed. 
  • Available to have a flexible schedule, that allows to fill in, as needed, with advance notice. 



What we look for


  • Previous work in a television newsroom, newspaper, or digital publishing organization preferred 
  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university in Journalism or Communications preferred 
  • Must be well read on current affairs and have a wide range working knowledge and understanding of general interest subjects 


CMG is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people – and you could be one of them! We are a start-up built on a 100-year history of blazing trails in the world of media. Over that time, our skilled journalists and storytellers have covered war and peace, tragedies and celebrations, small moments, and global movements.  We are relying on our longstanding experience and entrepreneurial mentality to build a media company that is modern, agile, and uniquely positioned for the future.

CMG provides valuable local and national journalism and entertainment content to the people and communities it serves. The company's businesses include 14 high-quality, market-leading television brands in 9 markets; 52 top-performing radio stations delivering multiple genres of content in 11 markets; a Washington, DC news bureau; and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's TV portfolio includes multiple primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations.

We offer rewarding and challenging careers that encourage growth and development. We take care of our people with industry-leading total rewards offerings that includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and accident insurance as well as, a best-in-class wellness program, 401(k) matching and time-off programs.

CMG may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon hire or during employment as a term and condition of employment unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law.

If this description fits and CMG sounds like a company you want to work for, we’d love to have you join us. Apply today!

Cox Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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