SUBSIDIARY ABS-CBN Corporation
POSITION Reporter
WORK LOCATION National Capital Region
DATE POSTED January 13, 2022

BUSINESS SUMMARY

ABS-CBN Corporation is the Philippines' leading information and entertainment multimedia conglomerate. The Company is primarily involved in television and radio broadcasting, as well as in the production of television and radio programming for domestic and international audiences and other related businesses. ABS-CBN produces a wide variety of engaging, world-class entertainment programs that are aired on free-to-air television.

The Company is also one of the leading radio broadcasters, operating eighteen radio stations throughout the key cities of the Philippines. ABS-CBN provides news and entertainment programming for nine channels on cable TV and operates the country's largest cable TV service provider. The Company also owns the leading-cinema and music production and distribution outfits in the country. It brings its content to worldwide audiences via cable, satellite, online and mobile.

The Company has interests in content development and production, cable and satellite television services, merchandising and licensing, mobile and online multimedia services, glossy magazine publishing, video and audio post production, and overseas services, all of which complement and enhance ABS-CBN's strength in content production and distribution.

RESPONSIBILITIES

    POSITION SUMMARY
    A Reporter actively pursues all news stories assigned to him by the News Desk Editor and timely provides the assigned DNG Specialist all the elements necessary for the production of ready-to-air materials for assigned stories selected by the Company for possible airing during newscasts and/or breaking news or flash reports, such as:
    1. Complete Script, including VO, taglines and transitions, among others
    2. Complete selection of audio and video necessary under the script.
    While pursuing their assigned stories the News Reporter may be required to render live and VO reports during newscasts, including breaking news or flash reports, on any of the Company's platforms.

    On Gathering News 
    • Make sure that ABS-CBN News is the first to get the story correctly, and is the first to break the story on air and on digital media platforms.
    • Pursue stories with complete accuracy and with best angle; and to generate story ideas daily, develop and submit two or more enterprise stories per month.
    • In generating story ideas, gathering information and producing stories and other content for all of ABS-CBN's news platforms, do so in a clear, relevant and meaningful manner. 
    • Ensure that information gathered and presented meet the standards of ABS-CBN News in terms of journalistic integrity and production quality.
    • Coordinate wand work closely with assigned Assignment Editor on the developments of the assigned story.
    • Identify the right and/or the best person to be interviewed and elicit the necessary information from the data source.
    • Familiarize and apply the latest systems/workflow in newsgathering such as iNews, Newsgathering Grid, among others.
    • Keeps up to date with the latest news information.
    • Check out news tips, research on stories, and maintain a community of news sources.

    On Package Development
    • Organize materials and write stories according to prescribed style and format standards.
    • Choose the right SOTs, NATSOT element, and adequate video support for the story.

    On News Delivery
    • Relays the news stories on-air with confidence and in a convincing manner.
    • Able to render live and on-the-spot, spontaneous annotation reportage.
    • Strong on-cam presence.

    On Operations Efficiency
    • Observes and live by the Code of Ethics; maintains objectivity and able to shield oneself from being exploited by news contacts.
    • Collaborates effectively with assigned DNG Specialist and news gathering team assigned and others who are involved in the coverage.

REQUIREMENTS

    The Reporter must have had extensive background or actual experience in the various news beats as a reporter. The Reporter must be familiar or have a working understanding of broadcast technologies, from computers, audio and video equipment to microwave and satellite transmission equipment. The Reporter must also have knowledge and know-how on writing content online. 

    A Broad Range of Knowledge: Great writers have a broad educational background and a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw from to help make their writing more interesting and engaging. 
    • A graduate of a four-year college degree, preferably in journalism, broadcast communication or related field. Excellent knowledge of current events and relevant history.
    • Possesses solid experience in the field of news gathering, reporting, and news analysis up to presentation of news stories.
    • Skilled in story-telling, especially in capturing complex situations and telling these in simple terms for the audience to understand. 
    • Good and relevant news sense.
    • 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.
    • Quick, flexible, and adaptable, especially in the face of breaking news and special news coverage.
    • Able to make credible and sound editorial judgments.
    • Excellent in both English and Filipino written and oral communication.
    • Able to effectively deal with people from all levels in the organization and the audience.
    • able to effectively manage stress, not only of self but also of team.
    • Willing to work on extended shifts, including on weekends, holidays, and overnight.

Preference will be given to candidates who APPLY ONLINE.