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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Information Specialist (LAC Group) (NY)

Information Specialist (LAC Group) (NY)

LAC Group seeks candidates for an entry-level Information Specialist position with one of the top national television network news organizations. This company operates more than 240 affiliates (including 10 corporate-owned stations) and with stakes in several giant cable channels, publishing and family entertainment and has been a staple of the modern media landscape for over 70 years.

The Information Specialist position will work with an established group of news researchers to research databases and provide responses to inquires on a wide range of news topics including politics, government, legislation, health, popular culture, and entertainment.

  • Provide quick and accurate answers in a fast-paced environment with competing deadlines
  • Demonstrate sound judgment in identifying and using authoritative sources for secondary research
  • Search premium online databases including LexisNexis, Accurint, TLO, and PACER, as well as public records databases and government documents collections
  • Conduct efficient Internet searches across public websites and social media platforms
  • Maintain an awareness of and interest in domestic and international current events
  • At least 1 year of experience in library or professional service organization. Previous experience in media or research is preferred.
  • Experience with searching products from online research providers such as LexisNexis, Accurint, ProQuest, EBSCO, and Gale
  • Experience with MS Office applications including Word and Outlook
  • Master of Library & Information Science degree is strongly preferred.  A Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, and the ability to work quickly and independently, as well as part of a team
  • A strong interest and general knowledge of news and popular culture
  • Excellent communication and project negotiation skills
  • This is a full-time, onsite position that includes a regular evening shift each week.  Occasional weekend and holiday hours may be required.
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