Video Journalist - Spectrum News Charlotte
Location:
Charlotte , North Carolina
Posted:
October 22, 2017
Reference:
203860BR
JOB SUMMARY
Research, develop, write, edit, shoot and live presentation of news stories on deadline. Contribute to special features and stories. Participate in coordinating coverage of major stories, breaking news and specials.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Create original news stories; gather information for news stories using beat sources, contacts and leads

Build contacts and sources within the assigned bureau’s community

Report within assigned deadlines

Deliver news reports, including live reports, demonstrating energy, confidence, professional appearance and voice quality

Write, shoot and edit own news stories for an assigned newscast or news series

Combine video, audio and graphics to tell the story effectively

Work with a photographer on occasion

Work with assignment desk editors and master control operators and independently in the newsgathering process

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Must have sufficiently 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
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field or comparable television work experience preferred

Related Work Experience Number of Years
Television news reporting experience 3

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
Must be able to work under time pressure deadlines and willing and able to work different shifts or longer shifts due to "breaking news" and severe weather emergencies. Willing and able to work weekends and holidays
Lifting and carrying up to 70 pounds

EOE
Charter Communication is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability

A little about us:
Spectrum is the nation’s fastest growing TV, internet and voice company. We’re committed to integrating the highest quality service with superior entertainment and communications products.

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