Access Framingham (AFTV) is an independent, nonprofit community media organization that provides video content viewed on Comcast, Astound/RCN and Verizon Fios on four channels with scheduled programming, livestream and on-demand viewing for the City of Framingham, the MetroWest region and beyond. We are creating a new hyperlocal weekly program that informs, inspires, connects, and reflects the people and places of Framingham, Massachusetts.
We believe that objective, factual information is critical and we are working to be an independent source of civic information and cultural content that engages, enriches and serves the Framingham community.
Our top of the line, state of the art television studio is located in Framingham, a dynamic and diverse city situated conveniently between Boston and Worcester with a population of 72,000+.
The News Supervisor oversees the production of news content and public affairs programs making full use of the rich creation and distribution resources available through Access Framingham. They direct the assignment of coverage for news stories, cover and prepare news stories for broadcast and online publication. The News Supervisor will provide editorial decision making and guidance to ensure compliance and accuracy, and that deadlines are met in a fast-paced environment while supervising staff reporters, on-call reporters, student interns, station volunteers, and other staff assigned to special coverage.
Set the Access Framingham news agenda; research and plan daily, weekly and long range news coverage (including crises and breaking news situations) on all platforms and oversee AFTV’s local news projects.
Serve as the primary keeper and champion of Access Framingham’s editorial integrity and independence standards for locally originated news and civic information.
Serve as primary news editor, with responsibility for ensuring all news content is accurate, ethical, engaging, and aligned to the Society of Professional Journalist Code of Ethics
Work with the Executive Director to create and manage a news budget
Structure the department to meet news and information needs of the audience.
Work with relevant staff to create opportunities to solicit feedback and reflect community input on news coverage priorities.
Work with relevant staff to identify and build news-related partnerships and collaborations with other media and/or with community organizations.
Collaborate with local and regional outlets on news coverage as appropriate.
Set strategic priorities and performance goals aligned to targeting audiences with targeted content on multiple platforms
Implement the strategic plan for news content
Maintain an aspirational and flexible approach to news development while aligning with the overall goals and strategic plan of the organization.
3+ years experience in a broadcast news journalism position
Outstanding organizational/time management skills using project management tools and software
Attention to detail, proofreading and copywriting; records maintenance
Networking and relationship building skills incorporating cold outreach and consistent follow up
Proven track record in fact based, neutral, objective reporting and/or news assignment
Ability to problem solve, make immediate decisions and provide leadership skills and examples
Ability to develop and deliver news reports and programs on-air and online.
Knowledge of broadcast and web-based journalism principles and techniques.
Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Knowledge of on-air and online techniques/procedures, protocols, and standards.
Knowledge of news and public affairs TV program production.
Ability to collect, evaluate, and adapt news and public affairs items for incorporation into on-air and/or online content.
Ability to make broadcast programming decisions within defined parameters.
Knowledge of laws, regulations, conventions and protocols relating to the delivery of news and public affairs content.
Skill in the use of journalistic research and methods and techniques.
Knowledge of editorial and ethical standards for the research and development of objective, fact based journalistic articles and/or presentations.
Knowledge of budget preparation, cost estimating, monitoring, and fiscal management principles and procedures.
Access Framingham’s mission is to engage, serve and enrich the community by developing programming by and for the people of Framingham, providing educational opportunities, and facilitating the exchange of ideas and information through traditional and new media.
Access Framingham trains and assists members to produce video programming content, provides field production equipment and cablecasting facilities to air content on the channel. All Framingham residents are eligible to become members of Access Framingham. Individual member producers are responsible for program content and retain their content copyrights.