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 our community! Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant, character-driven stories that are important to the local communities we serve.
Who we are: Spectrum Networks is a series of 30 + local news and 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 operates in a 24-hour news cycle which can require employees to be flexible and available to work various shifts, 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 tell amazing stories that mean something to our communities. You're fiercely accurate, with a desire to leverage your knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories across multiple platforms. 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.
What we’re looking for: Anchor/MMJ who is capable of researching, developing, writing and shooting stories for recorded or live newscasts on deadline. Ability to speak authoritatively, credibly and in a conversational manner. During the news gathering process, you may work independently or with an assignment desk editor. Public appearances will provide you with exposure to the community. If an anchor is unavailable, you would fill in.
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Demonstrated ability to lead people and obtain results through others
Demonstrated story development skills to submit original story ideas on a daily basis
Demonstrated news judgment
Live shot experience required
Ability to develop sources, work a beat, and break stories
Demonstrated on-camera skills with the ability to read narration effectively
Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under time pressure deadlines
Effective 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
Ad-lib capability and ability to handle breaking news on-air
Must have editing skills
Must be familiar with shooting video and using still photos to illustrate stories
Must be adept at social media
Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solving
Emphasis on reporting skills and anchoring skills
Must be willing and able to drive a company vehicle to and from assigned location while obeying all traffic laws
A valid driver’s license for authorized driving in the State of residence
Ability to work under time pressure deadlines
Education & Experience:
Required Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field or comparable television work experience
Required Television News Anchoring- 3 years
Required News Reporting- 5 years
Preferred Experience working in a 24-hour news channel
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
Ability to work different shifts or longer shifts due to "breaking news" and severe weather emergencies
Ability to work weekends and holidays
Lifting and carrying up to 30 pounds
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!
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Spectrum's Product and Services are powered and innovated by Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR), the leading broadband communications company and the second-largest cable operator in the United States. Our company provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including Spectrum TV™ video entertainment programming, Spectrum Internet™ access, and Spectrum Voice™. ...