Political Digital Journalist - Spectrum Networks Jefferson City

Full Time St Louis, Missouri Posted 01/13/2022 Areas of interest: Digital, News Requisition Number: 293016BR NJR304
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 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: The Political Digital Journalist role in Jefferson City, is responsible for researching, enterprising, developing, writing, editing, and delivering a written presentation of local, compelling, creative and original political news stories on deadline. The role will also contribute to special features and stories. The Digital Journalist will create impactful and compelling content for the viewers in our local communities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Pitch and write accurate, well-researched text stories – including news of day and feature – under tight deadlines
  • Cover breaking news with quick, concise analysis
  • Collaborate with Spectrum Networks political television journalists, both locally and around the country, to provide cross platform story coverage
  • Maintain an active social media presence, to promote your original content and the work of your colleagues
  • Follow trending topics on digital platforms, including Google, Twitter and Facebook in order to gather story ideas and create headlines that optimize Spectrum Networks reach

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
  • Expertise in social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and emerging social media platforms and digital trends
  • Understanding of SEO
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Proficient in AP style
  • Strong news judgment
  • Deep understanding of politics
  • Well-sourced and able to identify and cultivate new sources
  • Demonstrate love of covering local politics, news and community involvement
  • Self-motivated, team-oriented and work well under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good visual eye and basic photo editing skills
  • Flexibility in covering live events, working late nights and weekends
  • Proficient at discerning story lines and analyzing stories
  • Familiarity with HTML and/or web-authoring tools and software
  • Strong comfort level with video and audio editorial presentation
  • Team player who is comfortable working with peers and management
  • Must be able to follow Spectrum Networks editorial and social media standards
  • Valid driver's license for authorized driving in the State of residence

Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism or a related communications field preferred
  • Three to seven years' experience in news or editorial environments
  • Minimum two (2) years' digital news experience
NJR304 293016 293016BR

Our Commitment During COVID-19 Your health and safety is important to us, as such we’re using virtual recruiting tools to safely meet with qualified candidates. We are working in the office, following CDC guidelines.

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