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Multi-Media Journalist

Location: Akron
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

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 breaking 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 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.


Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experienceResearch, pitch, enterprise, write, capture quality visual content, edit news stories and produce creative, original and compelling own stories for multiple platformsDevelop and cultivate a wide network of sources within the community and establishes a community presence outside of the newscastGenerate 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 completionProduce original content for an assigned newscast or news seriesPartner with legal team to ensure news content and materials meet legal requirements and help mitigate risk to the companyIdentify long and short-term story ideas, research and discover the content and set up interviewsResearch and verify information for original news stories by being resourceful in using beat sources, contacts and leaders and verifying factsDeliver news reports, including live ad-lib and recorded reports while demonstrating energy, confidence, professional appearance and voice qualityReport within assigned deadlinesOrganize material, determine angle or emphasis and write stories accordinglyCombine video, audio and graphics to tell the story effectivelyWork with assignment desk editors and production staff and independently in the newsgathering processResponsible for representing channel in a professional mannerCraft smart, appealing and accurate headlinesStrategically engage in social mediaPerform other duties as assignedQualifications:
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand EnglishStrong story development skills to submit original story ideas on a daily basisExcellent news judgement and driven by the 24-hour news cycleAbility to edit stories as necessaryLive shot experience requiredAbility to develop sources, work a beat, and break storiesStrong on-camera skillsExperience with bonded cellular technologyAbility to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under time pressure deadlineExcellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly communicate solutionsAbility to interface with internal company personnelAbility to handle breaking news on-airProven ability to report live storiesAbility to shoot videoMust be a self-motivated and have the ability to build relationshipsMust have editing skillsMust be adept at social mediaMust use curiosity and have a sense of urgency to build compelling stories about the local community and community membersRequires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solvingAbility to drive a company vehicle to and from assigned location while obeying all traffic lawsValid driver-'s license for authorized driving in the State of residenceEducation & Experience:
Bachelor-'s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field or comparable television work experience preferred3+ years of Television News Reporting experience Experience working in a 24 hour news channel preferredOur 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! Roles may require the following:
Overtime may be required to meet deadlinesVarying schedule due to, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirementsProvide 24x7, 365 days per year, on-call support. May entail phone or physical presence at the facility for equipment failure or other disasters. This includes, but is not limited to equipment and power failures, loss of contracted services, storms or severe weather, and schedule conflicts NJR310 292009 292009BR

Keywords: SPECTRUM, Akron , Multi-Media Journalist, Advertising , Akron, Ohio

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