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Freelance Photojournalist - Spectrum News Texas

Company: SPECTRUM
Location: Corpus Christi
Posted on: May 13, 2022

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 a 24-hour breaking news environment! Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant, timely news that's important to the local communities we serve.

Who we are: Spectrum Networks is a series of 27 hyper-local news and 9 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 is a 24-hour breaking news network which requires employees who are flexible and available to work various shift, 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 flourish in a competitive, fast-paced environment. You're fiercely accurate, with a desire to leverage your knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories to viewers in our local communities. 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. You have the ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.

What we're looking for: The Photojournalist will shoot and edit video on deadline and operate ENG/SNG newsgathering equipment. Coordinate with other staff to determine shoot objectives.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Shoot and edit still and video for web and broadcast on deadlineWork with reporters, assignment desk editors, and production staff and independently in the newsgathering processManage general upkeep of assigned company vehicle and equipmentWork with video newsgathering equipment such as lighting, lenses, and tripodsProvide guidance on capabilities and means to optimize video opportunitiesAnalyze subject material, select equipment, lighting, angle and background; select and present subject to achieve desired effect, with attention to lighting, background composition and styleChoose and utilize a wide variety of video newsgathering equipment, including lenses, lightings, filters, etc.Use video editing software to modify and create images meeting defined style requirements; edit and enhance images; apply special effects and color correction as neededResponsible for representing the station in a professional mannerPerform other duties as assignedQualifications:
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand EnglishNews video editing skillsMust have ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under time pressure deadlineMust be able and willing to work different shifts, be flexible with schedule changes and able to cover stand-by responsibilities when assignedExcellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly communicate solutions; and able to relate well with diverse populations and age groupsAbility to interface with internal company personnelRequires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solvingAbility to work with bonded cellular live streaming technology and Operate ENG/SNG vehicles under company guidelines and within proper safety parametersMust obtain and maintain a valid driver's license for authorized driving in the State of residenceEducation & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field or comparable television work experience preferred5+ years of shooting and editing television news footage experience Microwave truck experience a must; DSNG experience helpfulOur 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! Roles may require the following:
Overtime may be required to meet deadlinesVarying schedule due to, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirementsProvide 24x7, 365 days per year, on-call support. May entail phone or physical presence at the facility for equipment failure or other disasters. This includes, but is not limited to equipment and power failures, loss of contracted services, storms or severe weather, and schedule conflicts NPH110 307875-1 307875BR

Keywords: SPECTRUM, Corpus Christi , Freelance Photojournalist - Spectrum News Texas, Other , Corpus Christi, Texas

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