News for Bay News 9
Tampa-St Petersburg-Sarasota, Florida

posted on February 10, 2017

job posting:

Requisition Number: 185356BR Position Type: Full Time JOB OVERVIEW: Research, develop, write, edit, shoot and live presentation of news stories on deadline JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: • Enterprise original news stories; gather information for news stories using beat sources, contacts and leads • Write, shoot and edit own news stories for an assigned newscast or news series • Build contacts and sources within the assigned bureau’s community • Report within assigned deadlines • Ability to handle breaking news on-air • Deliver news reports, including live reports, demonstrating energy, confidence, professional appearance and voice quality • 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 • Drive to and from assigned locations • Required to carry a work-issued cell phone • Responsible for representing channel in a professional manner • Establish a community presence outside of the newscasts • Must establish residence in Pasco County • Performs other duties as assigned MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • College degree with a minimum of 3 years of television news reporting experience preferred KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES: • College degree with a minimum of 3 years of television news reporting experience preferred • Must have sufficiently strong story development skills in order 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 • Communication: excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly communicate solutions; and able to relate well with diverse populations and age groups • Interpersonal: ability to interface with internal company personnel • Attitude: requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solving. Must enjoy working with people • Must be able and willing to work different shifts, report to work on time, and be flexible with schedule changes • Must adhere to attendance guidelines • Must obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license for authorized driving in the State of Florida 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 • Communicates in person, by phone and by email • 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 • Materials and equipment used: various studio and newsgathering television equipment, computers and computer-related equipment • Drives company vehicle to and from different locations in a safe manner by obeying all traffic laws • Must be able to distinguish colors and discern sounds More on Spectrum: Charter Communications reaffirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities for employment and advancement to qualified employees and applicants. Individuals will be considered for positions for which they meet the minimum qualifications and are able to perform without regard to race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, current unemployment status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. Charter Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Current Unemployment Status. Spectrum is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Current Unemployment Status.

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expires on 05/16/2017