MMJ To Report On California Politics - Spectrum News Washington DC Bureau

Spectrum News Washington DC Bureau, Washington DC, District of Columbia

Date PostedMarch 05, 2018
IndustryTV Jobs
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

Washington based reporter to cover, interview and report on the California congressional delegation. Research, develop, write, edit, shoot and live presentation of news stories on deadline. Contribute to special features and stories. Participate in coordinating coverage of major stories, breaking news and specials.

• Create original news stories; gather information for news stories using beat sources, contacts and leads
• Build contacts and sources within the California political community
• Travel to California as needed to cover political news
• Report within assigned deadlines
• Interviews lawmakers from CA and other states
• 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
• Manage general upkeep of assigned company equipment
• Responsible for representing channel in a professional manner
• Establish a community presence outside of the newscasts
• Perform other duties as assigned

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
• Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
• Must have sufficiently strong story development skills to submit original story ideas on a daily basis
• Live shot experience required
• Clear understanding of California politics
• 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

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field or comparable television work experience preferred

Related Work Experience
3 years Television news reporting experience                                               

• 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
• 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

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