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Reporter/MMJ - Sports - Bay News 9

Date posted 12/07/2017 Requisition Number: 208743BR-2 Location: United States - Florida - St. Petersburg Alternative Location: United States - Florida - Pinellas Park Area of Interest: Cable Television Production, Editorial, Network Television Production, News, Television/Programming Position Type: Full Time
JOB SUMMARY
Research, develop, write, edit, shoot and deliver live presentation of sports stories, including special reports and well-crafted features, on deadline. Serve as host of nightly sportscast as assigned.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Create original sports stories; gather information for sport stories using team, coach, and player sources, contacts and leads
  • Build contacts and sources within the assigned community
  • Report within assigned deadlines
  • Deliver sports reports, including live reports, demonstrating energy, confidence, professional appearance and
  • voice quality
  • Write, shoot and edit own sports 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 production staff 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 or sports reporting experience.
WORKING CONDITIONS
  • 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.

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