Full Time - Mid-Level (Senior Producer, Reporter, Editor)
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 Digital Producer is responsible for producing new and innovative content series for non-linear platforms across the Spectrum Networks footprint. Contribute to stories and facilitate execution.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop concepts and write news stories for compelling digital reports through continuous research and community outreach
Participate in pitching of story concepts and strategizing around execution including story detail and how to best prepare reporters
Stay familiar with trends within the industry to support creative direction
Assist with scheduling and logistics between internal groups and external partners including securing images, confirming venues, etc.
Collaborate with others on team to coordinate all aspects of shoot; analyze subject material, select equipment, lighting, angle and background; select and present subject to achieve desired effect, with attention to lighting, background composition and style; may be called on to shoot in some scenarios
Compose and publish text, video and images to site using online publishing tools and other software programs
Work within design programs like Adobe Photoshop to produce high quality digital visuals to accompany content
Qualifications: Skills/Abilities & Knowledge
Must demonstrate proficiency at multi-tasking and must have the ability to prioritize, work independently and meet strict deadlines
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly communicate solutions; and able to relate well with diverse populations and age groups
Knowledge of current events and industry trends
Ability to tell engaging stories in the digital space by adding video assets, photos, social, etc.
Familiarity with the local market and national politics
Education & Experience:
High School diploma required; Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field or comparable television work experience preferred
3 + years of television news experience
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! Roles may require the following:
Overtime may be required to meet deadlines
Varying schedule due to, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirements
Provide 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
Participation in an established on-call rotation
Internal Number: 261370BR
About Spectrum Networks
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.