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Broadcast Journalist

Company: Spectrum
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

A Multimedia Journalist (MMJ) who is responsible for researching, enterprising, developing, shooting, writing, editing and delivering live presentation of compelling, creative and original political news stories on a deadline. An MMJ who captures quality visual political content and enterprises compelling, educational, and informative political stories to deliver on digital and on-air platforms who participates in coordinating coverage of major political stories, breaking news and specials.

Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.

Generate original story ideas by conducting research, investigating, observing and developing fresh angles and enterprise pieces for the stories of the day. Knowledge of Florida politics is a major plus.

Approach stories and features by exercising editorial judgment, evaluating and assessing the content.

Develop and cultivate a wide network of local and state political inside sources within the community and establish a community presence outside of the newscasts.

Deliver news reports, including live ad-lib and recorded reports while demonstrating energy, confidence, professional appearance and voice quality.

Pitch, enterprise, create and deliver compelling, original and creative news stories.

Develop original content through independent sources.

Enterprise original and hyper local community political stories.

Identify long and short-term story ideas, research and discover content and set up interviews.

Write compelling news stories for linear and digital platforms, as well as assigned newscast or news series within assigned deadlines.

Combine video, audio and graphics to tell the story effectively.

Use live video to spotlight breaking news and high-interest events.

Oversee the newsgathering process.

Strategically engage in social media by initiating appropriate conversations with viewers.

Work closely with Producers to enterprise and develop stories.

Responsible for representing channel in a professional manner.

Craft smart, appealing and accurate headlines.

Organizes material, determines angle or emphasis and writes stories accordingly.

Works cooperatively with photojournalist on assignment.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Deep knowledge of Tampa Bay and Florida state politics, with ability to develop character-based story ideas on a daily basis
Excellent news judgment and driven by the 24-hour news cycle
Live shot experience a plus, but not required
Ability to develop sources, work the politics beat, and break stories
Preferred candidate is comfortable in front of a camera
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
Video editing skills a plus
Familiarity with shooting video a plus
Must be adept at social media, use of mobile devices
Must be independent and collaborative
Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solving
Ability to drive a company vehicle to and from assigned location while obeying all traffic laws
Valid driver's license for authorized driving in the State of residence

Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, Political Science or related fields. Newspaper and academic work backgrounds will be considered

Related Work Experience Number of Years
Television News Reporting Preferred
Professional field relating to study of local/state politics 5-10 years

Works inside in a climate controlled environment and outside throughout the year and may be subject to various weather conditions that could include extreme heat or cold conditions
Ability to work under time pressure deadlines and willing and able to work different shifts or longer shifts due to "breaking news" and severe weather emergencies
Ability to work weekends and holidays
Lifting and carrying up to 30 pounds

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Keywords: Spectrum, St. Petersburg , Broadcast Journalist, Other , Saint Petersburg, Florida

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