News Assistant - Spectrum News NY1

Spectrum New York City , NY 10008

Posted 2 weeks ago

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 News Assistant is responsible for assisting in various areas of the newsroom, including writing, editing, shooting video and conducting interviews in the field. This person also fills in on Assignment Desk and with newsroom production as needed.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Shoots b-roll and conducts interviews

  • Reports relevant information back to station from scene of news events

  • Assist producers and shift managers with editing and writing responsibilities

  • Can be assigned to newsroom or field duty as needed

  • Assists Reporters with gathering b-roll and interviews

  • Assists Reporters and Truck Operators during live shots and live events

  • Checks equipment and notifies ENG of equipment problems

  • Makes sure tapes or P2 cards are properly labeled before being ingested

  • Enters information into Planning Grid and researches stories for Assignment Desk

Qualifications:

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge

  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English

  • Strong broadcast news writing ability

  • Ability to anticipate situations and meet strict deadlines

  • Interpersonal skills and excellent collaboration skills

  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment and interact with all personnel within the organization

  • Knowledge of current events and industry trends

  • Attention to detail

  • Familiarity with the local market

  • Knowledge of social media platforms

  • Must be able to work rapidly and accurately

  • Working knowledge of general office computer software, newsroom software and basic non-linear editing systems a plus

  • Basic editing skills

  • Must be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changes

Education & Experience:

  • High School diploma required; Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field or comparable television work experience preferred

  • At least 1 year of Television news 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 deadlines

  • Varying schedule due to, 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 schedule conflicts

  • Participation in an established on-call rotation

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