Video Journalist

Spectrum News Charlotte

Posted Nov. 8, 2017

Location: Charlotte, N.C.

Job status: Full-time
Salary:

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

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

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please apply online @ http://bit.ly/2hjcWzD

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