Aspiring TV talent should take note — you don’t necessarily need on-air experience or a clip reel to get a foot in the door at 24-hour local New York news channel NY1. So what do you need? People interested in landing a job as a general-assignment or breaking-news reporter should check out mediabistro.com’s insider tips on the gig. The full article requires an AvantGuild membership, but here’s a little taste of what it offers:
NY1 reporters don’t come with an entourage of stylists and cameramen. This is a soup to nuts operation: Reporters shoot their own footage (this means carrying your own equipment), write their own scripts, and edit their own segments.
The news channel is willing to train reporters with deep local knowledge and a large Rolodex of sources to work in the TV medium, so if you’re looking to jump from print to video, NY1 might be worth a look.