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News Assistant - Spectrum News Rochester

Date posted 12/12/2017 Requisition Number: 207956BR Location: United States - New York - Rochester Area of Interest: Cable Television Production, Editorial, Network Television Production, News, Television/Programming Position Type: Full Time

Spectrum News Rochester is available on channels 9, 14 and 200 exclusively on Spectrum for customers in dozens of towns, villages and cities stretching from Lake Ontario south to the Pennsylvania border. Spectrum News Rochester serves the greater Rochester, Finger Lakes and Genesee Valley area with 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 news family: Spectrum New channels in Albany, Hudson Valley, Syracuse, Binghamton, Rochester and New York City, New York; in Austin and San Antonio, Texas; and in Tampa and Orlando, Florida.


Responsible for going out in the field to shoot video and sound bites, to interview and obtain information in order to accurately and thoroughly report a story, and assist the reporters. News Assistants are also responsible for writing and editing stories that are shot in the field. Duties may also include wheel producing, control room producing, and assignment desk responsibilities on a fill in basis.


  • Shoots appropriate video and sound bites.
  • Checks equipment and notify ENG of equipment problems.
News Gathering
  • Conducts interviews.
  • Gathers information.
  • Write and edit VOSOT’s.
  • Determines best way to shoot the story.
  • Requires traveling to story location.
  • Driver's License required.
  • Assists the news truck.
  • Assists reporters.
Assignment Desk
  • Relays information in the field back to the station.
  • Coordinates with assignment desk and producer.
  • Logs in information and enters information into computer.
  • Fill in at the Assignment Desk.
  • Trains in the field.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Trained to control room produce and wheel produce.
  • Fill in when needed (full or partial days.)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred; major in journalism or communication preferred.
  • 1-2 experience in news gathering or related field.
  • Must be able to use and have knowledge of common television newsroom computer systems and software, with ability to learn new software systems, including non-linear editing systems.

Only applicants who apply online at will be considered.

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.

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