Jobs at Spectrum – Multimedia Journalist

Website Spectrum

Job Description:

This Multimedia Journalist will have an interest and understanding of current events and news. This Asheville-based MMJ will be able to function as a Reporter and Photographer, telling stories that are relevant and impactful to audiences across the state.=

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for representing channel in a professional manner
  • Create original news stories; gather information for news stories using beat sources, contacts and leads
  • Work with assignment desk editors and master control operators and independently in the newsgathering process
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Establish a community presence outside of the newscasts
  • 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
  • Report within assigned deadlines
  • Manage general upkeep of assigned company equipment
  • Work with a photographer on occasion
  • Build contacts and sources within the assigned community
  • Combine video, audio and graphics to tell the story effectively

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to clearly communicate solutions
  • Must have sufficiently strong story development skills to submit original story ideas on a daily basis
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solving
  • Ability to relate well with diverse populations and age groups
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Must have strong on-camera skills
  • Ability to interface with internal company personnel
  • Must be able to develop sources, work a beat, and break stories
  • Must have ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under time pressure deadline
  • Must obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license for authorized driving in the State of residence
  • Live shot experience required
  • Ability to handle breaking news on-air

Qualification & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field or comparable television work experience preferred.
  • 3 Years of Television News Reporting Experience

Job Details:

Company:  Spectrum

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Asheville, NC, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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