Political Multi-Media Journalist - Spectrum News

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Spectrum Networks is looking for passionate, talented and driven individuals with an eagerness to join the best and most dedicated in gathering, producing and delivering stories that make a difference within a 24-hour news environment. Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant and timely news that is important to the local communities we serve.

What is Spectrum Networks: Spectrum Networks is a growing organization, home of 27 Local News Channels nationwide and 9 Local/Regional Sports Channels, inclusive of 3 Los Angeles based Sports Networks. Spectrum Networks is the news and sports division of Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR), the leading broadband communications company and the second-largest cable operator in the United States.

The Spectrum News Environment: Spectrum News is a 24-hour news network that requires employees be flexible and available to work various shifts throughout the day, including early mornings, late evenings, weekends and holidays. The network is currently focused on the morning news, which means your day could start very early, but it also means your workday will end around noon (most days).

Spectrum Networks Employees: are passionate and driven, and can thrive in a competitive, fast-paced and fiercely accurate 24-hour news environment. They are creative and/or highly technical with a desire to leverage their knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories that enhance daily living within our local communities. They are nimble and learn quickly, enabling themselves to pivot when new information is acquired within an ever-changing newsroom. They are team players with positive attitudes and strong interpersonal skills. They have the ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.

What we're looking for is a Political Multi-Media Journalist to research, develop, write, edit, shoot and deliver Political news stories on deadline regarding the always exciting 24/7 world of politics in Sacramento. This role will contribute to special features and stories such as Spectrum Networks Government Affairs programming InFocus. Participate in coordinating coverage of major stories, breaking news and specials. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Create original news stories; gather information for news stories using relationships with public Create original news stories; gather information for news stories using relationships with public officials, party leaders and campaign staff.Forge solid, trusting, two-sided relationships with public officials, party leaders and campaign staff within the assigned community.Ability to cast your own views aside and look at every story with total objectivityReport within assigned deadlinesDeliver news reports, including live reports, demonstrating energy, confidence, professional appearance and voice qualityWrite, shoot, audio mix and edit own news stories, interviews and features for an assigned newscast to tell the story effectivelyWork with assignment desk editors, production staff and independently in the newsgathering processWork with a ENG/Photojournalist on occasionManage 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:
Not required but strongly encouraged to live in SacramentoMust be willing to attend in person meetings in the home office in El Segundo on occassionMust attend, in person meetings, in the El Segundo office on a regular basis.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 Journalism or related field or comparable television work experience preferred; 3+ years news reporting experience.

Spectrum Networks believes every employee is an influencer and culture keeper. We expect respectful communication, openness to feedback, an eagerness to learn and grow, and an overall positive attitude. Roles may require the following:
Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of timeOvertime may be required to meet deadlinesVarying schedule as a result of changing production, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirementsDexterity of hands, fingers to operate computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other compute componentsProvide 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 loss of staff membersParticipate in an established on-call rotationAbility to lift and carry up to 50 pounds at varying distances Category: Media , Keywords: News Anchor