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Charter Communications seeks a political multimedia journalist

April 20, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

A Multimedia Journalist (MMJ) who is responsible for researching, enterprising, developing, shooting, writing, editing and delivering live presentation of compelling, creative and original political news stories on a deadline. An MMJ who captures quality visual political content and enterprises compelling, educational, and informative political stories to deliver on digital and on-air platforms who participates in coordinating coverage of major political stories, breaking news and specials.


  • Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience
  • Generate original story ideas by conducting research, investigating, observing and developing fresh angles and enterprise pieces for the stories of the day
  • Approach stories and features by exercising editorial judgment, evaluating and assessing the content
  • Develop and cultivate a wide network of local and state political inside sources within the community and establish a community presence outside of the newscasts
  • Deliver news reports, including live ad-lib and recorded reports while demonstrating energy, confidence, professional appearance and voice quality
  • Pitch, enterprise, create and deliver compelling, original and creative news stories
  • Develop original content through independent sources
  • Identify long and short-term story ideas, research and discover content and set up interviews
  • Write compelling news stories for linear and digital platforms, as well as assigned newscast or news series within assigned deadlines
  • Combine video, audio and graphics to tell the story effectively
  • Use live video to spotlight breaking news and high-interest events
  • Oversee the newsgathering process
  • Strategically engage in social media by initiating appropriate conversations with viewers
  • Work closely with Producers to enterprise and develop stories
  • Responsible for representing channel in a professional manner
  • Organizes material, determines angle or emphasis and writes stories accordingly
  • Works cooperatively with photojournalist on assignment
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Deep knowledge of Tampa Bay and Florida state politics, with ability to develop character-based story ideas on a daily basis
  • Ability to develop sources, work the politics beat, and break stories
  • 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
  • Must be adept at social media, use of mobile devices
  • Must be independent and collaborative
  • Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solving
  • Ability to drive a company vehicle to and from assigned location while obeying all traffic laws
  • Valid driver’s license for authorized driving in the State of residence
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Political Science or related fields
  • Related Work Experience Number of Years
  • Professional field relating to study of local/state politics 5-10 years
  • Works inside in a climate controlled environment and outside throughout the year and may be subject to various weather conditions that could include extreme heat or cold conditions
  • Ability 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

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