Full TimeUnited States - Kentucky - LexingtonPosted 01/19/2021Areas of interest: Editorial, News, TV ProgrammingRequisition Number: 273642BRNJR310
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 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 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: Spectrum News 1 MMJs are passionate about delivering accurate, impactful information around the clock to our viewers across the state. We don’t chase breaking news here. We enterprise and focus on character-driven stories that really matter to our viewers.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Create original news stories; gather information for news stories using beat sources, contacts and leads
Build contacts and sources within the assigned community
Report within assigned deadlines
Deliver news reports, including live reports, demonstrating energy, confidence, professional appearance and voice quality
Write, shoot and edit own news stories for an assigned newscast or news series
Combine video, audio and graphics to tell the story effectively
Work with a photographer on occasion
Work with assignment desk editors and master control operators and independently in the newsgathering process
Manage general upkeep of assigned company equipment
Responsible for representing channel in a professional manner
Establish a community presence outside of the newscasts
Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications: Skill/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 & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field or comparable television work experience preferred.
3 Years of Television News Reporting Experience
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:
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
Participation in an established on-call rotation
For more information on Spectrum’s benefits, please click here.
The health and safety of our employees and candidates is very important to us. Spectrum has adopted virtual mobile recruiting tools that allow us to continue meeting new candidates. We look forward to “virtually” meeting you.
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.