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Political Multimedia Journalist - Orlando - News 13

Company: spectrum
Location: Orlando
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

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.MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESActively 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. Knowledge of Florida politics is a major plus.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.Enterprise original and hyper local community political stories.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.Craft smart, appealing and accurate headlines.Organizes material, determines angle or emphasis and writes stories accordingly.Works cooperatively with photojournalist on assignment.Perform other duties as assigned.REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSSkills/Abilities and KnowledgeAbility to read, write, speak and understand EnglishDeep knowledge of Tampa Bay and Florida state politics, with ability to develop character-based story ideas on a daily basisExcellent news judgment and driven by the 24-hour news cycleLive shot experience a plus, but not requiredAbility to develop sources, work the politics beat, and break storiesPreferred candidate is comfortable in front of a cameraAbility to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under time pressure deadlineExcellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly communicate solutionsVideo editing skills a plusFamiliarity with shooting video a plusMust be adept at social media, use of mobile devicesMust be independent and collaborativeRequires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solvingAbility to drive a company vehicle to and from assigned location while obeying all traffic lawsValid driver's license for authorized driving in the State of residenceEducationBachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, Political Science or related fields. Newspaper and academic work backgrounds will be consideredRelated Work Experience Number of YearsTelevision News Reporting PreferredProfessional field relating to study of local/state politics 5-10 yearsWORKING CONDITIONSWorks 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 conditionsAbility to work under time pressure deadlines and willing and able to work different shifts or longer shifts due to "breaking news" and severe weather emergenciesAbility to work weekends and holidaysLifting and carrying up to 30 pounds NJR310 321288 321288BR

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