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
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
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.
Major Duties and Responsibilities Actively and consistently
support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer
Research, pitch, enterprise, write, capture quality visual
content, edit news stories and produce creative, original and
compelling own stories for multiple platforms.
Develop and cultivate a wide network of sources within the
community and establishes a community presence outside of the
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
Produce original content for an assigned newscast or news
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
Deliver news reports, including live ad-lib and recorded reports
while demonstrating energy, confidence, professional appearance and
Report within assigned deadlines.
Organize material, determine angle or emphasis and write stories
Combine video, audio and graphics to tell the story
Work with assignment desk editors and production staff and
independently in the newsgathering process.
Responsible for representing channel in a professional
Craft smart, appealing and accurate headlines.
Strategically engage in social media.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Skill/Abilities and Knowledge Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Strong story development skills to submit original story ideas
on a daily basis
Excellent news judgment and driven by the 24-hour news cycle
Ability to edit stories as necessary
Live shot experience required
Ability to develop sources, work a beat, and break stories
Strong on-camera skills
Experience with bonded cellular technology
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 interface with internal company personnel
Ability to handle breaking news on-air
Proven ability to report live stories
Ability to shoot video
Must be a self-motivated and have the ability to build
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
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
Education & Experience: Bachelor?s degree in Broadcast
Journalism, Communications or related field or comparable
television work experience preferred.
3 Years of Television News Reporting Experience
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!
Roles may require the following: Overtime may be required to meet
Varying schedule due to, breaking news and/or daily news
Provide 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
Participation in an established on-call rotation