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Reporter/MMJ - Spectrum News Buffalo

Spectrum News Buffalo (Western New York) is available on channels 9, 14 and 200 exclusively on Spectrum for customers in Western New York from Buffalo-Niagara to the Genesee Valley and the Southern Tier serving dozens of towns, villages and cities in an 8-county region. Spectrum News Buffalo provides the Buffalo metropolitan and Western New York area with 24-hour local news, politics, features and weather seven days a week.

Spectrum Networks is looking for enthusiastic, talented and driven individuals to join the best and brightest in gathering, producing and delivering news that make a difference within a 24-hour breaking news environment!

THE ENVIRONMENT
Spectrum News is a 24-hour breaking news network which requires employees who are flexible and available to work various shift, including early morning, late evenings, weekends and holidays.

JOIN OUR JOURNEY IF…
You’re ready to inspire and be inspired! You’re passionate, creative and highly technical, driven to flourish in a competitive, fast-paced environment. You're fiercely accurate, with a desire to leverage your knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories to viewers our local communities. You're nimble, having the ability to pivot in an ever-changing workflow. You are a team player with a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills. You have the ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.

A Spectrum Networks Reporter/MMJ will research, develop, write, edit, shoot and perform a live presentation of news stories on deadline. They will contribute to special features and stories. Participate in coordinating coverage of major stories, breaking news and specials.


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 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
  • Responsible for representing channel in a professional manner
  • Establish a community presence outside of the newscast

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field or comparable television work experience preferred
  • 3 years television News reporting experience
  • 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
OUR CULTURE
Spectrum Networks is a series of 27 hyper-local news and 9 regional sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications, Inc. Spectrum Networks seeks to provide the most essential local news and information, cultivating relevant and thoughtful conversations that foster informed and engaged communities. Our commitment is to create relevant, timely content essential in the day to day lives of the people who live in the communities we serve. Additionally, our breadth allows us to share relevant content across our nation-wide networks, increasing our opportunity to share timely stories. We truly believe in continually redefining and re-establishing how we engage with our viewers and their local communities. Each Spectrum Networks’ employee is an influencer and culture keeper. We expect respectful communication (despite pressure), openness to feedback, an eagerness to learn, and an overall positive attitude!

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