Apply NowDate posted 12/05/2017Requisition Number: 208809BRLocation: United States - North Carolina - RaleighArea of Interest: Cable Television Production, Editorial, Network Television Production, News, Television/ProgrammingPosition Type: Full Time
Spectrum News North Carolina is available on channels 14 and 200 and in the western foothills of North Carolina on channels 2, 14 and 711 exclusively on Spectrum for customers in North Carolina. Spectrum News North Carolina serves the Triad (Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point), Wilmington, Charlotte and the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill) markets and provides 24-hour local news, politics, features and weather seven days a week.
The 24-hour news channel shares content with its sister channels in the Spectrum News Networks family: Spectrum News channels in upstate New York (Albany, Hudson Valley, Syracuse, Binghamton, Buffalo), New York City, New York; in Austin and San Antonio, Texas and in Tampa and Orlando, Florida.
JOB SUMMARY Research, develop, write, edit, shoot and live presentation of news stories on 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 assigned bureau’s 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
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Skills/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 Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field or comparable television work experience preferred.
Related Work Experience 3 years Television news reporting experience
Works inside in a climate controlled environment and outside throughout the year and may be subjected to various weather conditions that could include extreme heat or cold conditions.
Must be able to work under time pressure deadlines and willing and able to work different shifts or longer shifts due to "breaking news" and severe weather emergencies.
Willing and able to work weekends and holidays.
Lifting and carrying up to 70 pounds.
EOE Charter Communication is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability
More on Spectrum: 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, current unemployment status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. Charter Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Current Unemployment Status.