Spectrum News Washington DC Bureau
Click here for company Information

Multi Media Journalist

Post Date:Feb 16, 2018Type:Full time
Start Date:ASAPSalary:
Location: United States - District of Columbia - Washington DC Job Reference:210292
Job Description:

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.


  • 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

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

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field or comparable television work experience preferred

Related Work Experience
3 years Television news reporting experience

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

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

Please apply online: http://bit.ly/2CqmqBN

* Indicate you saw this position on JournalismNext.com when applying.

Contact Information
Spectrum News
Maureen McQueeney McQueeney
7800 Crescent Executive Dr
Charlotte, NC 28217
United States

Email Job to a Friend

Add Job to Inbox