Multimedia Journalist/Meteorologist - Spectrum News 1 SoCal

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Full Time El Segundo, California Posted 05/13/2022 Business unit: Spectrum Networks Areas of interest: Content Development, News Requisition Number: 306310BR NJR311
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 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: The Multimedia Journalist (MMJ)-Meteorologist role is responsible for researching, enterprising, developing, writing, shooting, editing, producing and delivering live presentation of local, compelling, creative and original news stories on deadline while capturing quality visual content. Contributes to special features and stories. Creates impactful and compelling content for the viewers in our local communities. Participates in coordinating coverage of major stories, breaking news and specials. Anchors and forecasts daily weather segments. Presents current and upcoming weather using radar maps and other visual aids.


MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.
  • Prepare and deliver daily weather segments with evaluation based on poise; voice quality which is authoritative, credible, and conversational; ad-lib capability, and ability to handle on-air problems.
  • Gather and accurately interpret meteorological information.
  • Operate and utilize multiple computer graphics systems to present weather information.
  • Produce weather products for partner newspapers and radio stations.
  • Makes public appearances on behalf of station acting as an ambassador for the company.
  • Coordinate with news department when weather conditions produce news coverage scenarios.
  • Adeptly cover live severe weather coverage under extremely dynamic high pressure situations.
  • Engage viewers with updated forecast on digital platform.
  • Experienced and adept with the latest knowledge needed in operating, interpreting and explaining data from live radar.
  • Research, pitch, enterprise, write, capture quality visual content, edit news stories and produce creative, original and compelling own stories for multiple platform
  • Generate original story ideas and develop fresh angles/perspectives and enterprise pieces for the stories of the day and responsible for development of news stories from conception to completion.
  • Organize material, determine angle or emphasis and write stories accordingly.
  • Combine video, audio and graphics to tell the story effectively.
  • Must attain and maintain professional appearance determined by department head.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Knowledge of synoptic meteorology, tropical, and radar meteorology
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate within Spectrum Networks
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment and interact with all personnel within the organization
  • Strong story development skills and ability to edit stories as necessary
  • Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solving
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work rapidly and accurately
  • Ability to anticipate situations, meet strict deadlines, organize and manage multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm in dealing with breaking weather news and high-stress situations
  • Working knowledge of TV weather graphics systems
  • Working knowledge of general office computer software, newsroom software and basic non-linear editing systems preferred
  • Exceptional on-camera skills
  • 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
Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology
  • National Weather Association (NWA) and/or the AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) seal preferred
  • 2+ years of experience forecasting and presenting weathercasts
  • 3 years of Television News Reporting experience
  • Experience working in a 24 hour news channel preferred
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:
  • Overtime may be required to meet deadlines
  • Varying schedule due to, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirements
  • 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 schedule conflicts
NJR311 306310 306310BR

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