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 bureaus 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


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 drivers license for authorized driving in the State of residence



Education


Bachelors 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



EOE


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

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