POSITION Editorial Assistant/ Business Writer (ANC)
WORK LOCATION National Capital Region
DATE POSTED August 16, 2018


ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) was originally established in 1996 as SNN, the Sarimanok News Network. SNN was the brainchild of the late Eugenio "Geny" Lopez Jr. who envisioned a TV station that would become the Filipinos' primary source of news and information. Geny believed that with SNN, he was bridging geographical gaps separating Filipinos or in his own words "building bridges on the air."

SNN began airing on SKY Cable Channel 21 on May 1, 1996. Back then the channel served viewers the top stories of the day via two major newscasts - Dateline Philippines and Primetime News while short news advisories aired throughout the day.

To enhance its resources and strengthen its position as THE news channel for Filipinos, SNN in 1998 joined forces with SKY Cable News, another Lopez-owned channel that specialized in business news reporting. The merger of the two stations paved the way for the formation of the Philippines' first, 24/7 news and current affairs channel offering the latest in domestic and international news, business information, sports and weather updates and lifestyle features. In 1999 the station changed its name to ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel.

Today ANC has firmly established its identity as an accurate and unbiased source of information and the go-to station for breaking news, wall-to-wall live news coverage and analysis with context.


    Position Summary:
    The Editorial Assistant writes, edits content, structure and storytelling flow for a program as assigned by the Executive Producer.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Writes any story assigned by the Executive Producer in the newscast/s within the shift, including transcribing and cue of sound bites
    • Reads, writes and checks the news editorial scripts and the news crawl in the lineup.
    • Checks on-air graphics, if assigned
    • Coordinates with reporters or news makers to pursue breaking news or developing stories; researches information needed in creating content for the program
    • Produces special reports and performs production task for special coverages when assigned, required or needed; goes on location shoots;
    • Assist the Production Coordinator during pre-taping, actual taping and post production to ensure that various production elements enhance the program's concept through appropriate audio and visual elements
    • Transcribe interviews and conduct pre-interview shoots



    • Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Mass Communications or equivalent.
    • At least 1-2 years work experience, but fresh graduates are encouraged to apply.
    • Has a keen interest in news
    • Program-based position(s) available.
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