SUBSIDIARY ANC (ABS-CBN News Channel)
POSITION News Affiliates Editor
WORK LOCATION National Capital Region
DATE POSTED November 10, 2021

BUSINESS SUMMARY

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

    POSITION SUMMARY
    Responsible for the effective and timely gathering, selection and airing of election related news stories for all of INCA's news platforms and programs by exercising judgment, directly supervising the Halalan 2022 Partner Contributors, and advising production and digital teams about it. 

    On Desk Operations 
    1. Exercises editorial judgment in identifying and monitoring election related news stories, personalities and developments.
      1. Seeks, screens, and verifies information from the Partner Contributors, news agencies, government and private entities and other relevant sources.
      2. Analyzes information and evaluates for truth, meaning, significance, and priority.
      3. Predicts election relation news flow.
    2. Receives and discusses Partner Contributor's election story pitch and provides the necessary information and editorial guidance to ensure that the work meets the news organization's standards, practices and direction.
    3. Receives, screens photos and videos submitted by the Partner Contributor and endorses materials to proper department for processing and utilization of programs and platforms. 
    4. Coordinates and checks with concerned Partner Contributor on the availability of information and materials related to a breaking news story, and requests for possible development of the story.
    5. Safeguards the integrity and credibility of the newsgathering process by providing guidance to Partner Contributors, and when appropriate, consulting or coursing ethical and legal issues and complaints immediately to authorities concerned.

REQUIREMENTS

    • Graduate of a four-year college degree, preferably in journalism, broadcast communication or any related field.
    • Excellent knowledge of current events and relevant history.
    • Possesses solid experience in the field of news gathering, reporting, news analysis up to presentation of news stories
    • Knows how to tell a story, able to capture complex situations and tell it in simple terms for audience to understand.
    • Has very good news sense and able to provide relevant news according to platforms served.
    • Able to maintain solid network of sources.
    • Good leadership and people skills. Able to motivate, mentor and develop team members.
    • Good organizational and analytical skills.
    • Flexible, able to make sound management decisions and a quick thinker specially when it comes to handling breaking news and special news coverage.
    • Able to make credible and sound editorial judgments
    • Excellent in both written and oral communication skills in both English and Tagalog
    • Able to effectively deal with people from all levels in the organization as well as in various socio-economic and political groups. 
    • Effectively manages stress not only of self but team as well.
    • Willing to work on extended shifts including weekends, holidays, and overnights.
    • Familiar or having a working understanding of broadcast technologies, from computers, audio and video equipment to microwave and satellite transmission equipment.
    • This is for a project-based employment.

Preference will be given to candidates who APPLY ONLINE.