Spectrum

Multimedia Journalist

Spectrum

June 11, 2021


JOB SUMMARY
Our Multimedia Journalists (MMJ) bring impactful, creative, local stories to viewers. They research, develop, shoot, interview, edit, produce and deliver compelling, contextual coverage on deadline while capturing quality visual content. Contributes to special features and stories. Participates in coordinating coverage of major stories, breaking news and specials.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Create original news stories with a focus on character-driven, innovative storytelling; gather information for news stories using beat sources, contacts and leads
Build contacts and sources within the assigned community
Report within assigned deadlines
Deliver news reports, including live reports, demonstrating energy, confidence, professional appearance and voice quality
Write, shoot and edit 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 production staff and independently in the news-gathering 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 & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field or comparable television work experience preferred
3+ years of television news experience