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Transit Video Journalist - Spectrum News NY1

Date posted 12/28/2018 Requisition Number: 232838BR Location: United States - New York - New York City Zip Code: 10011 Area of Interest: Cable Television Production, 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.

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: A Transit Videojournalist to research, develop, write, edit and deliver live presentation of news stories on a deadline. Contribute to special features and stories. Participate in coordinating coverage of major stories, breaking news and specials.


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 community and establish a community presence outside of the newscasts
  • Navigates in-depth reports to own recorded and/or LIVE breaking news
  • Deliver news reports, including live reports that demonstrate energy, confidence, professional appearance and voice quality
  • Write and edit own news stories for an assigned newscast or news series within assigned deadlines
  • Combine video, audio and graphics to tell the story effectively
  • Works with photographer on assigned stories
  • Manage general upkeep of assigned company equipment
  • Strategically engages in social media
  • May fill-in as an Anchor when needed
  • Responsible for representing channel in a professional manner
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Must have sufficiently strong story development skills in order 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
  • 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; and able 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, report to work on time, and be flexible with schedule changes
  • Must be adept at social media
  • Ability to handle breaking news on-air
  • Must obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license for authorized driving in the State of residence

Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related filed or comparable television work experience
  • 5+ years of Television news reporting and live shot 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:
  • 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
  • Participation in an established on-call rotation
  • Drives company vehicle to and from different locations in a safe manner by obeying all traffic laws

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.

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