• Part Time
  • Virtual

Website LAC Group

LAC Group seeks candidates for a Part-Time Virtual News Researcher position for a prestigious news and media company headquartered in New York with 24/7 operations. This position will be responsible for providing news research (background/location check, politics, business, etc.) utilizing several research databases. This position is 8-16 hours per week and will include Sundays from 10 AM – 6 PM ET as well as potentially one additional weekday (afternoon or evening) and other times when urgent assignments and breaking news situations demand.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide accurate, concise, and timely responses to inquiries on a wide range of topics including politics; government; business and finance; health; entertainment; and other areas.
Conduct research across online news databases, public records databases, and other specialized internal and external resources.
Compile and organize information into coherent, focused responses for the end-user/requestor.

QUALIFICATIONS

Master’s Degree in Library & Information Science with at least 3+ years of related research experience are strongly preferred
Experience utilizing a variety of research databases such as Lexis, Factiva, Capital IQ, etc.
Sound judgment in identifying and applying authoritative sources for news research
Demonstrable awareness of and interest in domestic and international current events
Familiarity with vital documents and federal, state and local court records
Experienced internet searcher; familiar with multiple browsers and search engines
Experience with MS Office applications including Word and Outlook

To apply for this job please visit www.libgig.com.