Spectrum Networks is looking for passionate, talented and driven individuals with an eagerness to join the best and most dedicated in gathering, producing and delivering stories that make a difference within a 24-hour news environment. Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant and timely news that is important to the local communities we serve.
What is Spectrum Networks? Spectrum Networks is a growing organization, home of 27 Local News Channels nationwide and 9 Local/Regional Sports Channels, inclusive of 3 Los Angeles based Sports Networks. Spectrum Networks is the news and sports division of Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR), the leading broadband communications company and the second-largest cable operator in the United States.
The Spectrum News Environment: Spectrum News is a 24-hour news network that requires employees be flexible and available to work various shifts throughout the day, including early mornings, late evenings, weekends and holidays. The network is currently focused on the morning news, which means your day could start very early, but it also means your workday will end around noon (most days).
Spectrum Networks Employees are passionate and driven, and can thrive in a competitive, fast-paced and fiercely accurate 24-hour news environment. They are creative and/or highly technical with a desire to leverage their knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories that enhance daily living within our local communities. They are nimble and learn quickly, enabling themselves to pivot when new information is acquired within an ever-changing newsroom. They are team players with positive attitudes and strong interpersonal skills. They have the ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.
What we're looking for is a Multi-Media Journalist to research, develop, write, edit, shoot and deliver news stories on deadline. Contribute to live newscasts, special features and in depth local stories. Participate in coordinating coverage of major stories, and specials. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Create original news stories; gather information for news stories using beat sources, contacts and leads
Build contacts and sources within the assigned community
Report within assigned deadlines
Deliver news reports, including live reports, demonstrating energy, confidence, professional appearance and voice quality
Write, shoot, audio mix and edit own news stories, interviews and features for an assigned newscast to tell the story effectively
Work with assignment desk editors, production staff and independently in the newsgathering process
Work with a ENG/Photojournalist on occasion
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
Must live or be willing to relocate to West Los Angeles, CA
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Must have 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 & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field or comparable television work experience preferred; 3+ years news reporting experience.
Spectrum Networks believes every employee is an influencer and culture keeper. We expect respectful communication, openness to feedback, an eagerness to learn and grow, and an overall positive attitude. Roles may require the following:
Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time
Overtime may be required to meet deadlines
Varying schedule as a result of changing production, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirements
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 loss of staff members
Participate in an established on-call rotation
Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds at varying distances
The Spectrum brand is powered and innovated by Charter Communications. 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, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.
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