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Company: Time Warner Cable News and Local Programming
Position:
Reporter
Location:
District of Columbia
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
February 28, 2013
Job ID: 1465115

Description:

TWC News and Local Programming

 

Washington Bureau

 

 

Position: Video Journalist(s)

 

Location: Washington DC

 

 

SUMMARY

Responsible for developing and producing news stories by investigating, interviewing, shooting, writing, editing, producing and reporting on a daily basis.  Deliver the story to air in a clear and concise manner.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Using creativity and imagination, and exercising strong professional news judgment, gathers information, conducts interviews, shoots video, produces and reports assigned stories and events on a daily basis.

Functional to advanced knowledge in the use of field cameras, gear and editing systems. Must become proficient in photojournalism and video editing techniques.

Produce stories that are factually accurate, fair and balanced in content, and written and delivered in a clear and concise manner.

Obtain news information by developing sources and using research and interviewing skills. Conducts live or pre-recorded on-camera interviews.

Deal professionally with public, both official and non-official, in gathering and reporting news.

Maintain extensive knowledge of political issues, events and newsmakers across the TWC News and Local Programming Division viewing area.

 

·        Cultivate strong sources within the Washington DC political scene

·        Meet all assigned production deadlines.

·        Contribute ideas for news stories, and participates in editorial meetings.

·        Perform other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

 

 

Solid contacts with government officials and their staffs.

 

·        Excellent writing skills, strong on-camera presence, diction and delivery of news copy are essential.

 

·        Ability to work under time pressure deadlines, strong computer skills and willingness to work unscheduled hours which may include evenings and weekends.

 

·        Familiarity with various studio and remote broadcasting equipment.

 

·        Must have strong knowledge of common television newsgathering equipment including cameras, tripods, microphones, lighting and other field equipment.

 

·        Ability to operate news video editing systems, with functional knowledge of non-linear and/or desktop-based editing systems a plus.

 

·        Must have superior communication skills.

 

·        Must be able to maintain amicable working relationships with co-workers, management and the public.

 

·        24/7 on-call responsibilities.

 

·        Must be willing to travel by ground or air.

 

·        Valid Driver’s License - will be operating company vehicle.

 

 

 

EDUCATION and WORK EXPERIENCE

 

 

College degree in journalism and/or political science/government affairs or related field

One year news experience required; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Television experience preferred.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

 

Only applicants who apply online at www.timewarnercable.com/careers will be considered.  To apply click link http://bit.ly/W2qnEQ
 

 

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Time Warner Cable supports a drug-free environment.
More on TWC Time Warner Cable provides generous benefits. Health care and retirement benefits are significant portions of the total compensation package at TWC, and we invest more in those benefits than most employers. In addition, we offer tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance, competitive paid-time-off programs, work-life resources, and discounted pricing on TWC residential products and services for employees within our footprint. Our hope is that, by providing our employees with rich and flexible benefits, we can help them take care of the people who matter most – at work and at home.

Time Warner Cable is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.
 

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