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Traffic Anchor/Reporter - MMJ - Spectrum News Charlotte

Date posted 01/09/2019 Requisition Number: 229396BR Location: United States - North Carolina - Charlotte Zip Code: 28202 Area of Interest: Cable Television Production, Editorial, Network Television Production, News, Television/Programming Position Type: Full Time
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 27 hyper-local news and 9 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 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.

JOB SUMMARY
Present daily traffic segments and enterprise stories about traffic-related issues, urban growth and infrastructure topics. Must be a smooth and reliable on air presenter. In addition to anchor morning traffic segments, will also write, shoot, and edit stories on traffic issues.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Must be able to write, edit, and shoot stories in a timely manner while meeting deadlines
  • Deliver traffic and news, including live reports, demonstrating energy, confidence, professional appearance and voice quality
  • Anchor news and traffic segments as assigned
  • Cover enterprise and breaking news stories.
  • Perform live shots, sometimes consisting of extended live coverage, in breaking news situations.
  • Produce news and traffic segments as needed.
  • Possess ability to gather information for stories, using beat sources, contacts and leads
  • Must have a general knowledge of subjects appropriate to covering the community as applicable to the assignment
  • Ability to gather information/data on traffic incidents through beat calls and social media.
  • Ability to combine video, audio and graphics to tell the story effectively
  • Demonstrate proficiency at multi-tasking and must have the ability to prioritize and make decisions
  • Other duties as assigned
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Skills/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
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field or comparable television work experience preferred

Related Work Experience
3 Years Television news reporting experience

WORKING CONDITIONS
  • 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
  • Must be able 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. Willing and able to work weekends and holidays
  • Lifting and carrying up to 70 pounds
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:
  • Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time
  • Overtime may be required to meet deadlines
  • Varying schedule due to, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirements
  • Dexterity of hands, fingers to operate computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other compute components
  • Provide 24x7, 365 days per year, on-call support. 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 loss of staff members
  • Participate in an established on-call rotation
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds at varying distances
  • Local travel up in company car and may require additional trips



The Spectrum brands (including Spectrum Networks, Spectrum Enterprise and Spectrum Reach) are 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, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

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