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CITY LIFE NEWS

 

STATIONS OPERATIONS:

WELCOME TO STATIONS OPERATIONS HERE YOU CAN FIND ALL THE JOB ROLES AND HOW CLN OPERATES ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS, THE FOLLOWING LINKS WILL TAKE YOU TO WHERE YOU NEED TO GET TO FOR THE INFORMATION YOU ARE AFTER. SO FEEL FREE TO CLICK A LINK AND SEE WHAT CLN HAS TO OFFER YOU. FOR ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT CLN PLEASE REFER TO OUR FOLLOWING STAFF WHO ARE MORE THAN WILLING TO ANSWER ANY AND ALL INQUIRIES YOU MAY HAVE.

 

MODERATOR  -  DAN
NEWS DIRECTORS  -
STATION MANAGER - 
PLEASE CLICK ON A LINK BELOW TO VIEW ONE OF THE TOPICS CLN COVERS.

 

CLN RECRUITMENT APP
HOW TO JOIN US? 

 

CLN S.O.I’S
STANDARD OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS 

 

JOB ROLES:
ANCHOR MAN
CAMERAMAN:

NEWS JOURNALISTS:
CITY LIFE NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: 

 

WE HOPE THIS POST HAS HELPED YOU FIND THE INFORMATION YOU ARE AFTER FOR CLN AND IN MAKING THE CHOICE TO HOPEFULLY JOIN US IF YOU WERE SOMEHOW UNABLE TO FIND PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT CLN STAFF.
 

CITY LIFE NEWS STANDARD OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS V1.
EVERYTHING IN THIS POST IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
 

MEMBERS OF CLN MUST FOLLOW THE DRESS CODE WHEN REPORTING AS CLN.
IF A MEMBER OF CLN IS NOT IN DRESS CODE THEN HE OR SHE IS NOT REPRESENTING CLN AND CAN AND WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN ACTIONS CLPD ARE ALLOWED TO TREAT YOU AS NORMAL CIVILIAN IF YOU ARE NOT IN DRESS CODE AND AT A SCENE OF A CRIME.

 

CLN DRESS CODE:

  1. ANCHOR MAN
  2. BLUE CLN SHIRT
  3. BLACK TROUSERS
  4. CLN CAMERAMAN
  5. BLUE CLN SHIRT
  6. BLACK TROUSERS
  7. BLUE VEST PRESS
  8. BLUE CLN CAP

 

REQUIREMENTS TO BE A CITY LIFE NEWS CONTRIBUTOR ARE:

  1. NEED TO BE A CITY LIFE COMMUNITY MEMBER.
  2. NEED TO HAVE THE SKILLS AND PROGRAMS.
  3. RESPECT AND FOLLOW EACH OF THE CITY LIFE RULES!
  4. NEED TO BE HONEST, A TEAM PLAYER AND RELIABLE.
  5. BE ABLE TO WORK WITH THE CITY LIFE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND CITY LIFE EMERGENCY MEDICAL TEAM VERY CLOSELY.

 

REQUIREMENTS TO BE ON THE  CITY LIFE NEWS TEAM ARE:

  1. NEED TO BE AN ACTIVE CITY LIFE COMMUNITY MEMBER FOR ONE MONTH.
  2. NEED TO HAVE THE SKILLS AND PROGRAMS (DROPBOX FOR UPLOADING).
  3. RESPECT AND FOLLOW EACH OF THE CITY LIFE RULES!
  4. NEED TO BE HONEST, A TEAM PLAYER AND RELIABLE.
  5. BE ABLE TO WORK WITH OTHER COMMUNITY MEMBERS FROM THE CITY LIFE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND CITY LIFE EMERGENCY MEDICAL TEAM VERY CLOSELY.
  6. CAN NOT DO ANY VIOLENT CRIMES. (JUST LIKE A COP OR EMT - OUR MANAGEMENT WORKS CLOSE WITH THE COMMAND STAFF AT THE CLPD - AND PUNISHMENT WILL BE DEALT OUT FOR YOUR CRIMES. DRUG TEST ARE REQUIRED FOR THESE POSITIONS, SEE AN EMT FOR TEST.)
  7. THIS IS A JOB, SO JUST LIKE ANY JOB, IF WE FEEL THAT AT ANY TIME YOU ARE NO LONGER REPRESENTING THE NEWS TEAM IN A GOOD LIGHT WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO DISMISS YOUR SERVICES AT ANYTIME.
  8. THIS IS THE BIG ONE, NEED TO BE ABLE TO WORK UNDER PRESSURE AND UNDER DEADLINE!

 

CLN RULES
A ) GENERAL
ALL CLN’S ITEMS ARE PROTECTED.

  • OTHER PLAYERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO STEAL OR TAKE ANY CLN ITEM I.E NEW CAMERA THAT BELONGS TO THE CLN SERVICE AS CAN BE MISS USED.


NEVER:

  • BLOCK POLICE, CIVILIAN OR EMT VEHICLES.
  • BLOCK CRIMINAL VEHICLES AND/OR LINE OF FIRE.
  • PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO CRIMINALS.
  • PROVIDE INFORMATION RELATING TO CRIMES - UNLESS YOU OR ANOTHER MEMBER OF CLN IS INVOLVED)
  • TAKE ITEMS LEFT BY A DEAD PLAYER UNLESS DELIVERING THE ITEMS TO THE DEAD PLAYER .

 

SOMETIMES:

  • FLY LOW WITH THE PERMISSION FROM THE CLPD - ONLY WHEN REPORTING.  
  • CHARGE A FEE FOR ADVERTISING DURING PROGRAMS.
  • INFORM THE POLICE OF THE LOCATION THE VICTIM.
  • REPORT IN A COMBAT ZONE - WITH PERMISSION FROM THE CLPD

 

ALWAYS:

  • DON’T SHOW PREJUDICE AND PROVIDE UNBIASED NEWS REPORTS.
  • PROMOTE INTER-AGENCY COOPERATION BY LIAISING WITH POLICE AND EMT'S WHERE APPROPRIATE.
  • FOLLOW ALL LAWS.
  • BYPASS SPEED RESTRICTIONS, IF BEING ESCORTED BY THE CLPD

 

CITY LIFE NEWS ANCHOR MAN:
THE CITY LIFE NEWS TEAM ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO BE THE FACE AND VOICE FOR CLN LIVE STREAM TEAM OVER AT www.TWITCH.TV/CITYLIFENEWS . A NEWS ANCHOR IS A BROADCAST JOURNALIST. AS A SUCCESSFUL BROADCAST JOURNALIST, IT WOULD BE YOUR JOB TO ENTERTAIN AND INFORM A LARGE TELEVISION VIEWING AUDIENCE I.E THE CL COMMUNITY OR LARGER. YOU MUST WORK TOGETHER WITH PRODUCERS, DIRECTORS AND OTHERS TO ATTRACT THE LARGEST POSSIBLE AUDIENCE, BECAUSE THE SIZE OF THE AUDIENCE DETERMINES THE SIZE OF THE TV STATION'S REVENUE.

 

DUTIES:
AN ANCHOR IS AN ON-AIR ANNOUNCER. AS AN ANNOUNCER, YOU ARE THE PUBLIC PERSONA REPRESENTING THE STATION AND CL COMMUNITY. ANNOUNCERS€™ JOBS INCLUDE TELLING THE AUDIENCE WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE PROGRAM, READING THE NEWS, INTERVIEWING GUESTS, OPENING AND CLOSING PROGRAMS AND SOMETIMES CHAIRING PANEL DISCUSSIONS OR DEBATES.

 

REQUIREMENTS:
AS YOU WILL BE REPRESENTING THE STATION AND CL COMMUNITY.

1 THE VOICE. YOU MUST HAVE GOOD STRONG VOCAL STRENGTH AND BE ABLE TO SPEAK ENGLISH WELL AND CLEAR FOR ALL TO HEAR AND UNDERSTAND.

2 LAW ABIDING CITIZEN. THIS MEANS YOU MUST HAVE NO CRIME WHATSOEVER ON RECORD. AND MUST FOLLOW THE LAW AT ALL TIMES AS YOU WILL BE WORKING WITH SERVICES SUCH AS CLPD / EMT / OTHER COMMUNITY SERVICE.

3 TIMEKEEPING AND FLEXIBLE. YOU MUST BE WILLING TO MAKE THE TIME TO GET ON THE SHOW AT LATE NIGHTS AND SOMETIMES EARLY MORNINGS FOR SHOWS SUCH AS, THE FORCE, SAVING A LIFE, TAXI BOB, HAPPY HOOKERS. ALL THE SHOWS WILL BE AT DIFFERENT TIMES AND DAYS AND YOU MUST BE WILLING TO DO AT LEAST TWO OR THREE OF THEM.

 

CLN PRIVILEGES:

  • FACT THAT YOU GET TO BE THE FACE AND VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY.
  • ACCESS TO CLN EQUIPMENT SUCH AS VANS AND CHOPPERS.
  • CLN XML TO SHOW CL SERVICE THAT YOU'RE A REPORTER.
  • ACCESS TO BEHIND THE SCENES CLPD CRIMES SCENE AND EMT INFO.
  • ACCESS TO CLN TS CHANNELS TO DO INTERVIEWS WITH PEOPLE.
  • WORK WITH SOME OF THE BEST IN THE COMMUNITY SUCH AS CLICK

 

CITY LIFE NEWS CAMERAMAN:
THE CITY LIFE NEWS TEAM ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO BE THE EYES AND EARS FOR CLN LIVE STREAM TEAM OVER AT www.TWITCH.TV/CITYLIFENEWS. AS CAMERAMAN IT IS YOUR JOB TO MAKE SURE THE BROADCAST IS SUCCESSFUL AND OF A HIGH QUALITY, IT WOULD BE YOUR JOB TO MAKE SURE THE VIDEO STREAM AND INFORMATION THAT THE VIEWING AUDIENCE RECEIVE IS OF A GOOD HIGH QUALITY. YOU MUST WORK TOGETHER WITH PRODUCERS, DIRECTORS AND OTHERS TO ATTRACT THE LARGEST POSSIBLE AUDIENCE, BECAUSE THE SIZE OF THE AUDIENCE DETERMINES THE SIZE OF THE TV STATION'S REVENUE.

 

DUTIES:
AS CAMERAMAN YOU ARE THE EYES AND EARS OF CLN. AND SO YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT WE SEE AND HEAR. YOUR JOB€™S WILL INCLUDE SHOWING THE AUDIENCE WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE PROGRAM, RECORDING INTERVIEWS WITH GUESTS, OPENING AND CLOSING PROGRAMS AND SOMETIMES BEING IN HIGH END CHASE WITH CLPD OR HAVING TO KEEP UP WITH THE ANCHORMAN.
 

REQUIREMENTS:
AS YOU WILL BE REPRESENTING THE STATION AND CL COMMUNITY.

  1. THE EYE AND EARS, YOU MUST HAVE GOOD STRONG INTERNET CONNECTION TO LIVESTREAM VIDEO BE ABLE TO VIDEO EDIT AND HAVE GOOD UPLOAD SPEED TO SEND VIDEO TO THE YOUTUBE CHANNEL.
  2. LAW ABIDING CITIZEN THIS MEANS YOU MUST HAVE NO CRIME WHATSOEVER ON RECORD. AND MUST FOLLOW THE LAW AT ALL TIMES AS YOU WILL BE WORKING WITH SERVICES SUCH AS CLPD / EMT / OTHER COMMUNITY SERVICE.
  3. TIMEKEEPING AND FLEXIBLE, YOU MUST BE WILLING TO MAKE THE TIME TO GET ON THE SHOW AT LATE NIGHTS AND SOMETIMES EARLY MORNINGS FOR SHOWS SUCH AS, THE FORCE, SAVING A LIFE, TAXI BOB, HAPPY HOOKERS. ALL THE SHOWS WILL BE AT DIFFERENT TIMES AND DAYS AND YOU MUST BE WILLING TO DO AT LEAST TWO OR THREE OF THEM.


CLN PRIVILEGES:

  1. YOU GET TO BE THE EYES AND EARS OF THE COMMUNITY.
  2. ACCESS TO CLN EQUIPMENT SUCH AS VANS AND CHOPPERS.
  3. CLN XML TO SHOW CL SERVICE THAT YOU'RE A REPORTER.
  4. ACCESS TO BEHIND THE SCENES CLPD CRIMES SCENE AND EMT INFO.
  5. ACCESS TO CLN TS CHANNELS TO DO INTERVIEWS WITH PEOPLE.


CITY LIFE NEWS JOURNALISTS:
CLN JOURNALISTS WORK FOR ARE NEWSPAPER THEY RESEARCH AND WRITE STORIES FOR THE COMMUNITY. AS WELL AS NEWS AND POLITICS, THEY REPORT ON SPORTS, ARTS AND CULTURE, SCIENCE AND BUSINESS. THEY ALSO COVER NATIONAL AND LOCAL EVENTS, ENTERTAINMENT AND HUMAN INTEREST STORIES.

 

TRADITIONALLY, JUNIOR REPORTERS WRITE UP STORIES ALLOCATED TO THEM BY THE NEWS DESK. THEY PASS THESE TO THE NEWS EDITOR WHO IN TURN HANDS THEM TO SUB-EDITORS. OTHER ROLES INCLUDE CORRESPONDENTS, WHO ARE SPECIALISTS IN ONE FIELD OR LOCATION, AND FEATURE WRITERS, WHO COVER TOPICS IN GREATER DEPTH, OFTEN USING A MORE PERSONAL STYLE.

 

ON SMALLER NEWSPAPERS MANY JOURNALISTS HAVE TO MULTITASK; THEY MAY WORK ON LAYOUT, PHOTOGRAPHY AND SUB-EDITING AS WELL AS STORIES.
NEWSPAPER JOURNALISM IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY MULTI-PLATFORM, MAKING IT, WEB AND BROADCAST SKILLS HIGHLY VALUED.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
TASKS INCLUDE:

  • INTERVIEWING PEOPLE IN A RANGE OF DIFFERENT CIRCUMSTANCES;
  • BUILDING CONTACTS TO MAINTAIN A FLOW OF NEWS, FOR EXAMPLE, POLICE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES, LOCAL COUNCIL, COMMUNITY GROUPS,
  • SEEKING OUT AND INVESTIGATING STORIES VIA YOUR CONTACTS, PRESS RELEASES AND OTHER MEDIA;
  • ATTENDING PRESS CONFERENCES AND ASKING QUESTIONS;
  • ATTENDING A VARIETY OF EVENTS, SUCH AS COUNCIL MEETINGS, MAGISTRATES' COURT PROCEEDINGS, FOOTBALL MATCHES, TALENT CONTESTS, ETC;
  • ANSWERING THE PHONES ON THE NEWS DESK AND REACTING TO BREAKING NEWS STORIES;
  • WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE NEWS TEAM, PHOTOGRAPHERS AND EDITORS;
  • RECORDING INTERVIEWS AND MEETINGS USING SHORTHAND OR TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT;
  • PRODUCING CONCISE AND ACCURATE COPY ACCORDING TO THE NEWSPAPER'S HOUSE STYLE AND TO STRICT DEADLINES - DAILY NEWSPAPERS MAY HAVE SEVERAL EACH DAY;
  • WRITING SHORT 'FILLERS' TO ENTERTAIN, AND RESEARCHING AND WRITING LONGER FEATURE ARTICLES, SOMETIMES FOR SUBSIDIARY PUBLICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTS;
  • CREATING AND UPLOADING NEWS CONTENT FOR THE NEWSPAPER WEBSITE;
  • 'LIVE' ONLINE REPORTING OR REAL-TIME BLOGGING WHEN COVERING IMPORTANT EVENTS - A GROWING AREA OF WORK, ESPECIALLY ON NATIONAL NEWSPAPERS.
     

CITY LIFE NEWS CONTRIBUTOR:
SO CAUGHT SOMETHING ON VIDEO YOU THINK OTHERS WOULD LIKE TO SEE? WANT TO SHARE IT WITH CITIZENS OF CITY LIFE AND THE WORLD?
MAYBE YOU WOULD LIKE TO BECOME AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR?


SUBMIT YOUR FOOTAGE TO US AND BE PAID IN CITY LIFE MONEY.
 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • NO BACKGROUND (TEAMSPEAK CHATTER) CHATTER
  • FOOTAGE WITH TS CONVERSATIONS GOING ON MUST SOUND LIKE RADIO CONVERSATION NOT CHIT CHAT OR ONLY THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE FOOTAGE TO BE IN YOUR TS CHANNEL.
  • HOST FILES OF FOOTAGE VIA DROPBOX, YOUTUBE PRIVATE VIDEOS VIA URL LINK OR OTHER SERVICES THAT ALLOW YOU TO HOST VIDEO/PICTURE FILES.
  • DO NOT ADD THE CL NEWS LOGO ONTO YOUR FOOTAGE, WE WILL DO THAT.

 

SUBMIT FOOTAGE TO CLN STAFF VIA A PM ON FOURMS WITH THIS FORM FILLED OUT-
 

TOPIC NAME:
YOUR NAME:
WHO WAS INVOLVED:
WHERE:
DESCRIPTION:
PRIVATE FILE HOSTED URL:

ON BE HALF OF CLN TEAM
THANKS FOR YOU INTEREST,

 

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Page last modified on Monday March 11, 2019 00:56:52 GMT by Amir.

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