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Anchor/Reporter - MMJ

Date posted 12/11/2018 Requisition Number: 231754BR-2 Location: United States - Wisconsin - Madison 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 shift, including early morning, late evenings, weekends and holidays. The network is focused on the morning news, which means early mornings, but it also means primarily being off about noon

Being one 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
The Anchor/Reporter-MMJ is responsible for anchoring assigned newscast and reporting for assigned newscast. Researches, enterprises, develops, writes, edits, and shoots own stories on deadline for recorded or live newscast.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Enterprise original news stories; gather information for news stories using beat sources, contacts and leads
  • Deliver newscasts with evaluation based poise; voice quality which is authoritative, credible, and conversational; ad-lib capability, and ability to handle breaking news on-air
  • Report, write and edit news stories within assigned deadlines. Emphasis on reporting skills as important as anchoring skills
  • Edit news stories on air and online within assigned deadlines
  • Enterprise original news stories; gather information for news stories using beat sources, contacts and leads
  • Deliver news reports, including live reports, demonstrating energy, confidence, professional appearance and voice quality
  • Writes, shoots and edits own news stories for an assigned newscast or news series
  • Writes own news copy for an assigned newscast or news series and operate teleprompter controls
  • Fill-in for other anchor positions
  • Strategically engages in social media
  • Establish a community presence outside of the newscasts
  • Performs other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Demonstrated ability to lead people and obtain results through others
  • Strong story development skills to submit original story ideas on a daily basis
  • Must be able to develop sources, work a beat, and break stories
  • 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
  • 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
  • Must be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changes
  • Emphasis on reporting skills and anchoring skills
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Ad-lib capability and ability to handle breaking news on-air
Education
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field or comparable television work experience preferred

Related Work Experience
3+ years Television news reporting and anchoring experience, including live shooting

WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Works inside a climate controlled environment throughout the year but will be assigned to field duties regularly
  • May be required to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Drives company vehicle to and from different locations in a safe manner by obeying all traffic laws
  • Must obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license in the state of residence
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 in company car and may require additional trips

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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