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Date posted 07/12/2018 Requisition Number: 219281BR Location: United States - Ohio - Columbus 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 news that make a difference within a 24-hour breaking news environment!

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.

JOIN OUR JOURNEY IF…
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.

A Spectrum Networks Anchor presents local newscasts and feature reports. Conducts research and interviews; supports journalists and editors by researching stories or preparing information for coverage. Contributes to special features and stories. Participates in coordinating coverage of major stories, breaking news and specials.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Anchors newscasts with evaluation based poise with authoritative, credible, and conversational voice quality
  • Delivers scripted and ad lib material with professionalism, personality, and purpose
  • Ability to summarize information into easy-to-understand components
  • Engages as a newsroom leader by delivering news reports, including live reports, demonstrating energy, confidence and professional appearance
  • Gathers information for news stories using beat sources, contacts and leads
  • Writes own news copy for an assigned newscast or news series and operates teleprompter controls
  • Occasionally reports, writes and edits news stories within assigned deadlines
  • Establishes community presence outside of the newscasts
  • Newsroom leader and acts as resource for colleagues with less experience
  • Strategically engages in social media
  • May lead projects or have accountability for ongoing activities or objectives; acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience
  • Performs other duties as assigned
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field or comparable television work experience preferred
  • 5+ years Television news reporting and anchoring experience
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Demonstrated ability to lead people and obtain results through others
  • Must have strong on-camera skills with the ability to read narration effectively
  • Familiar with editing news videos
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under time pressure deadline
  • Must be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changes
  • 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
  • Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solving
  • Ad-lib capability, and ability to handle breaking news on-air
OUR CULTURE
Spectrum Networks is a growing organization, with 31 Networks across 12 States. Our commitment is to create relevant, timely content essential in the day to day lives of the people who live in the communities we serve. Additionally, our breadth allows us to share relevant content across our nation-wide networks, increasing our opportunity to share timely stories. We truly believe in continually redefining and re-establishing how we engage with our viewers and their local communities. Each Spectrum Networks’ 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!



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, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

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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