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Traffic Anchor/MMJ - Spectrum News Cleveland

Location: Akron
Posted on: September 22, 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 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: An Anchor/MMJ who can provide timely and useful information to commuters each morning on-air and online through digital/social posting, as well as show a thorough understanding of the traffic computer system. The ideal candidate must also be capable of researching, developing, writing, and shooting stories for recorded or live newscasts on deadline. Ability to speak authoritatively, credibly, and in a conversational manner. During the news gathering process, you may work independently or with an assignment desk editor. Public appearances will provide you with exposure to the community. If an anchor is unavailable, you would fill in.


  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Proficiency with traffic cameras, computer-generated graphics, cellphone reporting and traffic computer systems
  • Demonstrated ability to lead people and obtain results through others
  • Demonstrated story development skills to submit original story ideas on a daily basis
  • Demonstrated news judgment
  • Live shot experience required
  • Ability to develop sources, work a beat, and break stories
  • Demonstrated on-camera skills with the ability to read narration effectively
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under time pressure deadlines
  • Effective 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
  • Ad-lib capability and ability to handle breaking news on-air
  • Must have editing skills
  • Must be familiar with shooting video and using still photos to illustrate stories
  • Must be adept at social media
  • Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solving
  • Emphasis on reporting skills and anchoring skills
  • Must be willing and able to drive a company vehicle to and from assigned location while obeying all traffic laws
  • A valid driver's license for authorized driving in the State of residence
  • Ability to work under time pressure deadlines Education & Experience:
    • Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field or comparable television work experience required
    • 3 years of Television News Anchoring required
    • 5 years of News Reporting required
    • Experience working in a 24-hour news channel preferred 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
      • Ability to work different shifts or longer shifts due to "breaking news" and severe weather emergencies
      • Ability to work weekends and holidays
      • Lifting and carrying up to 30 pounds 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!


Keywords: SPECTRUM, Akron , Traffic Anchor/MMJ - Spectrum News Cleveland, Advertising , Akron, Ohio

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