SUMMARYThis position is responsible for assisting the Assignment Editor in researching, verifying and bringing news stories on air. Must have strong researching and communication skills and ability to multi-task a must. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITESNews Research• Researches story data, summarizes and enters data into PC.• Maintains PC data files and keeps them up to date as new information develops.• Is available to staff on an as needed basis to provide research information.• Keeps up to date on current events through various sources, such as media, newspapers, radio, etc.• Confirms news stories by researching and calling sources, interviewing and verifying information.• Listens to fire, police, EMS scanners, and is able to interpret codes and notify desk of breaking news.• Provides up-to-date information to Assignment Desk on breaking stories or other story information in data bank.Staff Support• Assists Assignment Editor by researching new information, keeping editor up to date with new developments, confirming stories and updating records.• Assists reporters by setting up and scheduling interviews and providing details of interview including directions to interviewlocation.• Assists producers and writers by keeping them up to date on developing stories and changing information.• Answers phone lines, screens calls and identifies potential stories.Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONSTo 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. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCEBachelors Degree Required. At least 1 year of experience working on an Assignment Desk.APPLICATION PROCEDURESOnly applicants who apply online at https://jobs.spectrum.com/ will be considered.Spectrum supports a drug-free environment and is EOE M/F/V/D.
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Charter, founded in 1993, created a customer service-oriented company that has grown and evolved on many levels over the past two decades. Charter's growth was achieved through acquisitions of cable properties and the subsequent increase of customers in those communities, as well as development and launch of new products and services. Charter became a publicly-traded company on NASDAQ in 1999 and has been a Fortune 500 company since 2001