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Freelance News Assistant - NY1 News

Date posted 07/11/2018 Requisition Number: 222238BR Location: United States - New York - New York City Area of Interest: Cable Television Production, Editorial, Network Television Production, News, Television/Programming Position Type: Part Time
Spectrum News NY1 is available on channels 1 and 200 for Spectrum customers throughout New York City’s five boroughs. Spectrum News NY1 serves Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island and provides 24-hour local news, politics, features and weather seven days a week. The network is also available on Cablevision systems in Brooklyn and the Bronx on channel 8, on Bright House systems in Central Florida on channel 1210, in Hudson Valley (New York) on channel 1, and in North Carolina on channel 215.

The 24-hour news channel shares content with its sister channels in the Spectrum News Networks family: Spectrum News channels in Albany, Hudson Valley, Syracuse, Binghamton and Buffalo, New York; in Austin and San Antonio, Texas; and in Tampa and Orlando, Florida. The channel first launched on September 8, 1992.


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.


SUMMARY
Responsible for shooting video, conducting interviews, and collecting sound bites in the field. Works alone, with a reporter, or with both a reporter and truck operator. Fills in on Assignment Desk as researcher as needed.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Shoots b-roll and conducts interviews
• Reports relevant information back to station from scene of news events
• Assists Reporters with gathering b-roll and interviews
• Assists Reporters and Truck Operators during live shots and live events
• Checks equipment and notifies ENG of equipment problems
• Makes sure tapes or P2 cards are properly labeled before being ingested
• Enters information into Planning Grid and researches stories for Assignment Desk
• Trains interns/new hires in the field

REQUIREMENTS:
• Must be able to drive to story locations (must have valid Driver’s License)
• Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
• Must be able to work shifts as needed in a 24/7 newsroom including overnights, weekends, and holidays


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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