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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

P/T(weekends) - News Researcher - NYC

Weekend News Researcher
Location :  Manhattan, NYEmployee Type :  Full-Time
Industry :  Broadcasting - Radio - TV
Manages Others :  Not Specified
Job Type :  Research
Experience :  At least 5 year(s)
Post Date :  11/20/2012

LAC Group seeks experienced candidates for a Weekend News Researcher position in New York (Manhattan), NY.  The Weekend News Researcher will work on regularly scheduled Saturdays and Sundays.  This is an ongoing, part-time position that will augment an established team of professional researchers and information managers.  Hours may expand to include additional weekdays, evenings, and holidays, as well as emergency coverage when breaking news situations demand.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide accurate, concise, and timely responses to inquiries on a wide range of topics related to international and domestic news stories including politics; government; legislation; business and finance; health; popular culture; and other areas.
  • Conduct in-depth research across news aggregators, public records databases and other specialized resources.
  • Compile and organize information into coherent, focused responses, with annotations as necessary, for the end-user/requestor.
  • Maintain an awareness of and interest in domestic and international current events. Demonstrate good judgment and insight in identifying and utilizing authoritative sources for news research.
  • Extremely strong secondary research skills across a wide variety of resources including Factiva, LexisNexis, Accurint, public records databases, and government documents collections.
  • Comfortable multi-tasking and working in a fast-paced environment with competing deadlines.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, and the ability to work with people at all levels of an organization, including senior management.
  • Self-starter, able to work quickly and independently.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Minimum of five years of professional-level secondary research experience in at least one area of the following: news, law, public records, business.
  • Master of Library & Information Science degree is strongly preferred. A Bachelor's degree and seven years of closely-related work experience may be substituted for the degree.
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LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer who values diversity in the workplace
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