Political Multimedia Journalist - Spectrum News DC

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Full Time Washington D.C., District of Columbia Posted 05/19/2023 Business unit: Spectrum Networks Areas of interest: Editorial, News Requisition Number: 337760BR NJR310
Spectrum Networks is looking forenthusiastic, talented and driven individuals to join the best and brightest in gathering, producing and delivering stories that make a difference within our community! Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant, character-driven stories that are important to the local communities we serve.

Who we are:Spectrum Networks is a series of 30 + local news and 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 operates in a 24-hour news cycle which can require employees to be flexible and available to work various shifts, 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 tell amazing stories that mean something to our communities. You're fiercely accurate, with a desire to leverage your knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories across multiple platforms. 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.

What we’re looking for:The Multimedia Journalist (MMJ) role is responsible for reporting, writing, editing, producing and delivering taped and live presentation of political news stories from Washington, DC on deadline for Spectrum News markets and SN+. Contributes to special programming, live events and breaking news coverage. Creates impactful and compelling political content for our viewers across the country. Participates in coordinating coverage of major stories, breaking news and specials

Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.
Research, pitch, enterprise, write, edit news stories and produce creative, original and compelling own stories for multiple platforms.

Ability to go live with short notice and to juggle breaking news and multiple top stories.
Develop and cultivate a wide network of political sources in Washington.

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 Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Political news experience preferred
Proven story development skills to submit original story ideas on a daily basis
Demonstrated news judgement and driven by the 24-hour news cycle
Ability to edit stories as necessary
Live shot experience required
Demonstrated on-camera skills
Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under time pressure deadline
Effective 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
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 & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field or comparable television work experience
Television News Reporting experience - 3

Preferred Related Work Experience and Number of Years
Experience working in a 24 hour news channel

Our Culture: Every employee is an influencer and culture keeper. We expect respectful communication (despite pressure), openness to feedback, an eagerness to learn, and an overall positive attitude!

NJR310 337760 337760BR

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