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Multimedia Journalist - Spectrum News - Lexington, KY

Company: SPECTRUM
Location: Stamping Ground
Posted on: February 25, 2021

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 a 24-hour 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 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:
Spectrum News 1 MMJs are passionate about delivering accurate, impactful information around the clock to our viewers across the state. We don't chase breaking news here. We enterprise and focus on character-driven stories that really matter to our viewers.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Create original news stories; gather information for news stories using beat sources, contacts and leadsBuild contacts and sources within the assigned communityReport within assigned deadlinesDeliver news reports, including live reports, demonstrating energy, confidence, professional appearance and voice qualityWrite, shoot and edit own news stories for an assigned newscast or news seriesCombine video, audio and graphics to tell the story effectivelyWork with a photographer on occasionWork with assignment desk editors and master control operators and independently in the newsgathering processManage general upkeep of assigned company equipmentResponsible for representing channel in a professional mannerEstablish a community presence outside of the newscastsPerform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
Skill/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand EnglishMust have sufficiently strong story development skills to submit original story ideas on a daily basisLive shot experience requiredMust be able to develop sources, work a beat, and break storiesMust have strong on-camera skillsMust have ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under time pressure deadlineExcellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skillsAbility to clearly communicate solutionsAbility to relate well with diverse populations and age groupsAbility to interface with internal company personnelAbility to handle breaking news on-airRequires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solvingMust obtain and maintain a valid driver's license for authorized driving in the State of residence
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:
Varying schedule due to, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirementsProvide 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 conflictsParticipation in an established on-call rotation

For more information on Spectrum's benefits, please click .

Keywords: SPECTRUM, Lexington , Multimedia Journalist - Spectrum News - Lexington, KY, Advertising , Stamping Ground, Kentucky

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