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 Executive Producer will provide managerial oversight for editorial content across multiple platforms during an assigned shift. Includes scripts for special content, politics and breaking news. This may relate to important daily news coverage, franchise, feature, or special event coverage and documentaries.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervisory responsibilities for newsroom staff and station personnel working on newscasts with particular emphasis on Producers, Associate Producers, Reporters, Multi-media Journalists, and News Photographers, ensuring the department's staffing and assignment needs are met
Solve the challenges that come with dynamic news coverage
Develop backups for critical coverage
Oversee decisions on story lineup, video/audio elements, graphics and timing to construct a show
Work with Producers to create the newscast product
May fill in for Producers as needed
Produce special programming as needed
Perform writing, editing and digitizing functions as needed
Generate story and coverage ideas on a daily and long-term basis
Handles shift scheduling and approves paid time off when applicable
Follow through on all assignments meeting required deadlines
Perform other duties as assigned
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Proficient at inspiring staff to attain station goals of creativity, urgency and accuracy
Ability to work effectively within a team environment and interact with all personnel within the organization
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Attention to detail
Must be able to work rapidly and accurately
Ability to anticipate situations, meet strict deadlines, organize and manage multiple priorities
Knowledge of current events and industry trends
Pro-active with demonstrated enthusiasm in dealing with breaking news and high-stress situations
Ability to effectively train others
Basic editing skills
Must adhere to attendance guidelines
Must be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changes
Working knowledge of general office computer software, newsroom software and basic non-linear editing systems preferred
Education & 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