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Anchor/Reporter – Spectrum – Austin, TX


Company: Spectrum

Address: Austin, TX


  • Full Time

Spectrum

JOB SUMMARY
The Anchor/Reporter is responsible for anchoring and reporting for an assigned newscast. The Anchor/Reporter
will research, enterprise, develop, write and edit stories on deadline for recorded or live newscasts. Contributes to
special features and stories as well as participate in coordinating coverage of major stories, breaking news and
specials.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Actively and consistently supports all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience

Deliver newscasts and news reports in an engaging manner with evaluation based poise; voice quality which is
authoritative, credible, and conversational

Pitch, enterprise, create and deliver local, original and creative news stories using beat sources, community
contacts and leads

Build contacts and sources within the local community and establish a community presence outside of the
newscasts

Write own news copy for an assigned newscast or news series.

Combine video, audio and graphics to tell the story effectively

Work independently and with assignment desk editors or production staff in the newsgathering process

Research and analyze material through interview, observation and determine angle or emphasis and write stories
accordingly

Works with or without a Photojournalist to gather and edit compelling video and captivating sound

Responsible for representing channel in a professional manner

Engage with the community in public appearances

Work with and guide reporters and producers in newscast production

Strategically engage in social media

Fill-in Anchor for other newscasts outside regularly assigned schedule

Engage as a newsroom leader

Responsible for field reporting when not anchoring

May lead projects or have accountability for ongoing activities or objectives; act as a resource for colleagues with
less experience

Perform other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Demonstrated ability to lead people and obtain results through others
Strong story development skills to submit original story ideas on a daily basis
Excellent news judgment
Live shot experience required
Must be able to develop sources, work a beat, and break stories
Must have strong on-camera skills with the ability to read narration effectively
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

Ad-lib capability and ability to handle breaking news on-air
Must have editing skills
Must be familiar with shooting video and using still photos to illustrate stories
Must be adept at social media
Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solving
Emphasis on reporting skills and anchoring skills
Must be willing and able to drive a company vehicle to and from assigned location while obeying all traffic laws
Must obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license for authorized driving in the State of residence
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

Education
Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field or comparable television work
experience preferred
Related Work Experience Number of Years
Television News Anchoring 3

Television News Reporting 5
Experience working in a 24 hour news channel preferred

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
Lifting and carrying up to 30 pounds

EOE
Charter Communication is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability

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