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Digital Journalist - Spectrum News Maine

Location: Portland
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

Spectrum Networks is looking for enthusiastic , talented and driven individuals to join the best and brightest in gathering, producing and delivering stories that make a difference within our community! Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant, character-driven stories that are important to the local communities we serve.

Who we are: Spectrum Networks is a series of 30 + local news and regional sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications, Inc. Spectrum Networks seeks to provide the most essential local news and information, cultivating relevant and thoughtful conversations that foster informed and engaged communities.

The Environment: Spectrum News operates in a 24-hour news cycle which can require employees to be flexible and available to work various shifts, including early morning, late evenings, weekends and holidays.

Being on our team means You're ready to inspire and be inspired! You're passionate, creative and highly technical, driven to tell amazing stories that mean something to our communities. You're fiercely accurate, with a desire to leverage your knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories across multiple platforms. You're nimble, having the ability to pivot in an ever-changing workflow. You are a team player with a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills.

What we're looking for: As a Digital Journalist, you will create captivating news stories for our internet subscribers. Spectrum News is a fast-paced environment where you will be expected to pitch daily ideas, cover breaking news, maintain a social media presence and interview proper sources to enhance our character-driven approach to storytelling. You should be following trending topics and alerts, creating headlines that will optimize reach.

Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Demonstrated journalism/media/social media experience
Effective writing skills and strong knowledge of AP style
Demonstrated news judgment
Ability to develop sources, work a beat, and break stories
Knowledge and experience using Facebook, Twitter and emerging social media platforms and digital trends
Must be self-motivated, team-oriented and work well under pressure
Effective communication skills and be proactive in seeking out interviews to enhance story content
Basic photo editing skills
Flexibility in covering live events and working weekends
Proficient at discerning story lines and analyzing stories
Experience with video and audio editorial presentation
Ability to work effectively within a team environment and interact with all personnel within the organization
Familiarity with HTML and/or web-authoring tools and software

Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications or related field
News or editorial environments - 3+
Internet experience related to news - 2+

Working Conditions:
Ability 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

Our Culture: Every employee is an influencer and culture keeper. We expect respectful communication (despite pressure), openness to feedback, an eagerness to learn, and an overall positive attitude!

Keywords: SPECTRUM, Portland , Digital Journalist - Spectrum News Maine, Advertising , Portland, Maine

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