In your role as a Multimedia Journalist (MMJ), you’ll get to the heart of every story by talking to members of your community. Our MMJs are enterprising storytellers who uncover perspectives that might otherwise go unreported. From pitching to writing, shooting, interviewing, and editing, you’ll take ownership of each step of the storytelling process and hone a wide range of skills. You’ll also be part of a collaborative team that creates compelling, timely, and accurate coverage to connect with viewers across traditional and digital platforms.
WHAT OUR MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISTS ENJOY MOST:
- Connecting with your neighbors as you dig into the issues that matter to your local community
- Telling stories across platforms including TV, connected television, and digital
- Working with flexible deadlines and a supportive community to maintain a work-life balance
As a part of Spectrum News, you’re creative, highly technical, and ready to bring your community’s stories to life in our newsroom. You value accuracy and want to leverage your curiosity and storytelling abilities to share inspiring news across multiple platforms. Each day is fast paced in a constantly evolving work environment with new stories to tell and perspectives to uncover. If you’re a nimble, passionate team player, you’ll find a home on our team.
WHAT YOU’LL BRING TO SPECTRUM NEWS
- Experience: Television news reporting – 3+ years
- Education: Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications, or related field; or comparable television work experience
- Technical Skills: Ability to shoot videos, understanding of video editing software, and utilize social media effectively
- Skills: Ability to communicate effectively on camera and through writing and verbal expression
- Abilities: An innate curiosity and a sense of urgency when it comes to creating compelling stories, lifting and carrying up to 30 pounds
- Travel Ability: Must be open to travel to discover the important stories in your neighborhood and willing to interact with the community
- Schedule: 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, ability work weekends and holidays
- Experience working in a 24-hour news channel
- Work 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
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