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Full Time Rochester, New York Posted 11/22/2022 Business unit: Spectrum Networks Areas of interest: Editorial, News Requisition Number: 316909BR NJR310
The Multimedia Journalist (MMJ) role is responsible for researching, enterprising, developing, writing, shooting, editing, producing and delivering live presentation of local, compelling, creative and original news stories on deadline while capturing quality visual content. Contributes to special features and stories. Creates impactful and compelling content for the viewers in our local communities. Participates in coordinating coverage of major stories, breaking news and specials.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.

Research, pitch, enterprise, write, capture quality visual content, edit news stories and produce creative, original and compelling own stories for multiple platforms.

Develop and cultivate a wide network of sources within the community and establishes a community presence outside of the newscast.

Generate original story ideas and develop fresh angles/perspectives and enterprise pieces for the stories of the day and responsible for development of news stories from conception to completion.

Produce original content for an assigned newscast or news series.

Partner with legal team to ensure news content and materials meet legal requirements and help mitigate risk to the company.

Identify long and short-term story ideas, research and discover the content and set up interviews.

Research and verify information for original news stories by being resourceful in using beat sources, contacts and leaders and verifying facts.

Deliver news reports, including live ad-lib and recorded reports while demonstrating energy, confidence, professional appearance and voice quality.

Report within assigned deadlines.

Organize material, determine angle or emphasis and write stories accordingly.
Combine video, audio and graphics to tell the story effectively.

Work with assignment desk editors and production staff and independently in the newsgathering process.

Responsible for representing channel in a professional manner.

Craft smart, appealing and accurate headlines.

Strategically engage in social media.

Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Strong story development skills to submit original story ideas on a daily basis
Excellent news judgement and driven by the 24-hour news cycle
Ability to edit stories as necessary
Live shot experience required
Ability to develop sources, work a beat, and break stories
Strong on-camera skills
Experience with bonded cellular technology
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 interface with internal company personnel
Ability to handle breaking news on-air
Proven ability to report live stories
Ability to shoot video
Must be a self-motivated and have the ability to build relationships
Must have editing skills
Must be adept at social media
Must use curiosity and have a sense of urgency to build compelling stories about the local community and community members
Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solving
Ability to drive a company vehicle to and from assigned location while obeying all traffic laws
Valid driver’s license for authorized driving in the State of residence

Education
Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field or comparable television work experience preferred.

Related Work Experience Number of Years
Television News Reporting experience 3
Experience working in a 24 hour news channel preferred

WORKING CONDITIONS
Work 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
Ability 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
Ability work weekends and holidays
Lifting and carrying up to 30 pounds


NJR310 316909 316909BR

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