SUBSIDIARY ANC (ABS-CBN News Channel)
POSITION Researcher
WORK LOCATION National Capital Region
DATE POSTED October 15, 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

    MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES 
    Gathers and verifies needed information for internal and external activities and reference materials needed for the Halalan 2022 coverage.
    • Acquires and verifies documents and data from public and private sources.
    • Processes gathered documents and data, including collating, scanning, encoding, and analysis, and summarizes and presents the findings from these analyses.
    • Provides fact-check support for Halalan-related activities.
    • Renders research findings into materials for internal use (reference materials) and for publication, such as infographics and multimedia stories.
    • Performs research support for specific stories inclusive of, but not limited to the following: related documents, case studies, pertinent video material.
    • Provides content and administrative support for internal and external forums and debates.
    • Attends and actively participates in brainstorming and planning meetings

REQUIREMENTS

    • Graduate of communication research, social science, political science, journalism, statistics, public administration, or any related course
    • Proficient with MS Office applications, especially MS Excel or other data processing software
    • Comfortable and proficient with handling big data
    • A keen interest in, and knowledge of current events and relevant history
    • Good and relevant news sense
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Filipino
    • Able to effectively deal with people from all levels in the organization and the audience
    • Willing to work on extended shifts, including on weekends, holidays, and overnight
    • Must be open to a project-based employment 

Preference will be given to candidates who APPLY ONLINE.