On Channel 14, too, presenters enjoy occasional job offers. The most recent of these is Lital Shemesh, which serves no less than explanatory videos to the Israeli government
An internal production document that came into my hands Walla! Berenger reveals the sums requested by a number of senior journalists at news companies for hosting lectures and conferences. According to the document, Channel 13 News anchor Hila Korach, who is considered the most active in the field, is demanding a NIS 60,12 fee for hosting an annual trade union conference. It's two days of guidance, no accommodation. It is unclear whether the union eventually hired her.
The document also includes the payment demands of one of Keshet 45's morning show hosts, Nasli Barda, who is asking for NIS 12,32 for a similar task. News 000 reporter Yona Leibsohn is demanding NIS 13,28 for a directive of this magnitude. According to the document, former Reshet 000 presenter and current Ynet website Sharon Kaydon is asking for only NIS 12,14.
On Channel <> News, presenters Dana Weiss and Karen Marciano are considered the price leaders, as well as the record for paid gig amounts. Weiss herself also shoots promotional videos for one of Israel's largest law firms.
On Channel <>, too, presenters enjoy occasional job offers. The most recent of these is Lital Shemesh, which serves no less than explanatory videos to the Israeli government.
Hila Korach Torch Ceremony (Photo: screenshot, Twitter)
News 12 journalists, at least like their competitors at News 13 – especially those on screen, who leverage being "familiar faces" – devote a significant part of their time to lecturing, facilitating conferences and participating in various corporate ventures, while covering them in their second hat.
The gig factory was created, among other things, by the nature of the field and the tension between the relatively low salaries and the public recognition and power enjoyed by the workers. In this sense, gigs are often perceived as understanding or turning a blind eye, even though these often carry the character of a conflict of interest.
Representation 1, which represents Hila Korach, said in response: "There is nothing like an Israeli interest in the pockets of others. In any case, for details and reservations, please contact Representation 1."
- Hila Korach
- Sharon Kidon
- Yona Leibzon