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TV News Journalist

Company: SPECTRUM
Location: Kissimmee
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Who we are: Spectrum Networks is a series of hyper-local news and regional sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications, Inc. Spectrum Networks seeks to provide the most essential local news and information, cultivating relevant and thoughtful conversations that foster informed and engaged communities.
The Environment: Spectrum News is a 24-hour breaking news network which requires employees who are flexible and available to work various shifts, including early mornings, late evenings, weekends and holidays.
Being on our team means --- You're ready to inspire and be inspired! You're passionate, creative and highly technical, driven to flourish in a competitive, fast-paced environment. You're fiercely accurate, with a desire to leverage your knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories to viewers in our local communities. You're nimble, having the ability to pivot in an ever-changing workflow. You are a team player with a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills. You have the ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.
What we're looking for:
Summary: Spectrum Networks is looking for Multimedia Journalists (MMJs) who can find compelling stories about the issues that really impact our lives and tell them through the lens of their assigned bureau's community members. The MMJs we want to work with are curious, creative, and brave in their pursuit of important stories. Successful applicants will have powerful writing and research skills as well as a commanding presence on screen. We want Bureau MMJs to establish residence within their assigned bureau's county.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
--- Create original news stories; gather information for news stories using beat sources, contacts and leads
--- Build contacts and sources within the assigned community
--- Report within assigned deadlines
--- Deliver news reports, including live reports, demonstrating energy, confidence, professional appearance and voice quality
--- Write, shoot, audio mix and edit own news stories, interviews and features for an assigned newscast to tell the story effectively
--- Work with assignment desk editors, production staff and independently in the newsgathering process
--- Work with a ENG/Photojournalist on occasion
--- Manage general upkeep of assigned company equipment
--- Responsible for representing channel in a professional manner
--- Establish a community presence outside of the newscasts
--- Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
Skill/Abilities and Knowledge
--- Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
--- Must have sufficiently strong story development skills to submit original story ideas on a daily basis
--- Live shot experience required
--- Must be able to develop sources, work a beat, and break stories
--- Must have strong on-camera skills
--- Must have ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under time pressure deadline
--- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
--- Ability to clearly communicate solutions
--- Ability to relate well with diverse populations and age groups
--- Ability to interface with internal company personnel
--- Ability to handle breaking news on-air
--- Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solving
--- Must obtain and maintain a valid driver's license for authorized driving in the State of residence
Education & Experience:
--- Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field or comparable television work experience preferred.
--- 3 Years of Television News Reporting Experience or comparable experience
Our Culture: Every employee is an influencer and culture keeper. We expect respectful communication (despite pressure), openness to feedback, an eagerness to learn, and an overall positive attitude! Roles may require the following:
--- Overtime may be required to meet deadlines
--- Varying schedule due to, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirements
--- May entail phone or physical presence at the facility for equipment failure or other disasters. This includes, but is not limited to equipment and power failures, loss of contracted services, storms or severe weather, and schedule conflicts
--- Participation in an established on-call rotation
--- Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds at varying distances
--- Local travel in company car and may require additional trips for special assignments NJR310 316845 316845BR

Keywords: SPECTRUM, Kissimmee , TV News Journalist, Advertising , Kissimmee, Florida

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