Writer in Dedham, MA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 4/16/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

WFTX in Boston is looking for a Part Time Write to join our team!

Job Summary

Writes clear, concise, and easy to understand stories with value clearly conveyed.  Writers use process language in scripts with a focus on the latest information available to avoid newscasts and stories feeling repetitive or old.

Daily Expectations:

  • 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 and Executive 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.
  • 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.
  • Other assignments as needed.




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