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TV News Journalist

Company: SPECTRUM
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: July 31, 2022

Job Description:

Spectrum Networks is looking for enthusiastic, talented and driven individuals to join the best and brightest in gathering, producing and delivering stories that make a difference within a 24-hour breaking news environment! Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant, timely news that's important to the local communities we serve.

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 shift, including early morning, 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: 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 leadsBuild contacts and sources within the assigned communityReport within assigned deadlinesDeliver news reports, including live reports, demonstrating energy, confidence, professional appearance and voice qualityWrite, shoot, audio mix and edit own news stories, interviews and features for an assigned newscast to tell the story effectivelyWork with assignment desk editors, production staff and independently in the newsgathering processWork with a ENG/Photojournalist on occasionManage general upkeep of assigned company equipmentResponsible for representing channel in a professional mannerEstablish a community presence outside of the newscastsPerform other duties as assignedQualifications:
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand EnglishMust have sufficiently strong story development skills to submit original story ideas on a daily basisLive shot experience requiredMust be able to develop sources, work a beat, and break storiesMust have strong on-camera skillsMust have ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under time pressure deadlineExcellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skillsAbility to clearly communicate solutionsAbility to relate well with diverse populations and age groupsAbility to interface with internal company personnelAbility to handle breaking news on-airRequires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solvingMust obtain and maintain a valid driver's license for authorized driving in the State of residenceEducation & 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 experienceOur 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 deadlinesVarying schedule due to, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirementsMay 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 conflictsParticipation in an established on-call rotationAbility to lift and carry up to 50 pounds at varying distancesLocal travel in company car and may require additional trips for special assignments NJR310 315165-2 315165BR

Keywords: SPECTRUM, St. Petersburg , TV News Journalist, Other , Saint Petersburg, Florida

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