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Photojournalist - Spectrum News (Raleigh)

Date posted 05/15/2018 Requisition Number: 216683BR Location: United States - North Carolina - Raleigh Area of Interest: Cable Television Production, Editorial, Network Television Production, News, Production Position Type: Full Time
Spectrum News North Carolina is available on channels 14 and 200 and in the western foothills of North Carolina on channels 2, 14 and 711 exclusively on Spectrum for customers in North Carolina. Spectrum News North Carolina serves the Triad (Greensboro, Winston-​Salem and High Point), Wilmington, Charlotte and the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill) markets and provides 24-hour local news, politics, features and weather seven days a week.

The 24-hour news channel shares content with its sister channels in the Spectrum News Networks family: Spectrum News channels in upstate New York (Albany, Hudson Valley, Syracuse, Binghamton, Buffalo), New York City, New York; in Austin and San Antonio, Texas and in Tampa and Orlando, Florida.

The channel first launched in Raleigh on March 22, 2002; in Charlotte on June 14, 2002 and Greensboro on September 29, 2006.

Shoot and edit video on deadline and operate ENG/SNG newsgathering equipment. Coordinate with other staff to determine shoot objectives.

Shoot and edit still and video for web and broadcast on deadline

Work with reporters, assignment desk editors, and production staff and independently in the newsgathering process

Manage general upkeep of assigned company vehicle and equipment

Work with video newsgathering equipment such as lighting, lenses, and tripods

Provide guidance on capabilities and means to optimize video opportunities

Analyze subject material, select equipment, lighting, angle and background; select and present subject to achieve desired effect, with attention to lighting, background composition and style

Choose and utilize a wide variety of video newsgathering equipment, including lenses, lightings, filters, etc.

Use video editing software to modify and create images meeting defined style requirements; edit and enhance images; apply special effects and color correction as needed

Responsible for representing the station in a professional manner

Perform other duties as assigned

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
News video editing skills
Must have ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under time pressure deadline
Must be able and willing to work different shifts, be flexible with schedule changes and able to cover stand-by responsibilities when assigned
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly communicate solutions; and able to relate well with diverse populations and age groups
Ability to interface with internal company personnel
Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solving
Ability to work with bonded cellular live streaming technology and Operate ENG/SNG vehicles under company guidelines and within proper safety parameters
Must obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license for authorized driving in the State of residence

Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field or comparable television work experience preferred

Related Work Experience Number of Years
Shooting and editing television news footage experience 5+
Microwave truck experience a must; DSNG experience helpful

Works inside in a climate controlled environment and outside throughout the year and may be subjected to various weather conditions that could include extreme heat or cold conditions
Lifting and carrying up to 100 pounds
Drives company vehicle to and from different locations in a safe manner by obeying all traffic laws
Must be able to distinguish colors and discern sounds

Charter Communication is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability

The Spectrum brand is powered and innovated by Charter Communications.  Charter Communications reaffirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities for employment and advancement to qualified employees and applicants.  Individuals will be considered for positions for which they meet the minimum qualifications and are able to perform without regard to race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, current unemployment status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

Charter Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability

Charter Communications will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable laws, including local ordinances.

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