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 growing organization, with 16 Local News Channels nationwide and 3 Regional Sports Networks in the Los Angeles area.
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. The network is focused on the morning news, which means early mornings, but it also means primarily being off about noon
Being one 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 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.
Responsible for producing creative and original content for assigned shows and newscast. Contributes to special features and stories. Participate in coordinating coverage of major stories, breaking news and specials.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Produces creative and original content for assigned newscasts and news inserts making decisions on story lineup, video/audio elements, graphics and timing to construct show taking guidance from newsroom managers.
Writes creative and original news stories for an assigned newscasts; ensuring content is factually correct and written in a clear and concise conversational style before submitting to Executive Producer for final newscast clearance.
Verifies stories are written to the pictures being edited and/or vice versa.
Produces live or recorded newscasts.
In the absence of an Executive Producer, Initiates on-air protocol when breaking news decision is made.
Works with associate producers and Producers to create the newscast product.
Provides specifics on newscast content for Producers and Associate Producers.
Produces special programming as needed.
Field-produces as needed.
Perform supervisory role as needed for specific shifts.
Assists in training new hires as needed.
Follows through on all assignments meeting required deadlines according to the Executive Producer's instructions.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
Strong broadcast news writing ability, including tease writing.
Strong attention to detail
Solid news judgment and passion for news.
Knowledge of current events and industry trends
Familiarity with the local market.
Knowledge of social media platforms.
Must be able to work rapidly and accurately.
Leads and assigns the work of others.
Must have ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under time pressure deadline.
Working knowledge of general office computer software, newsroom software and basic non-linear editing systems.
Ability to anticipate situations and meet strict deadlines.
Ability to work effectively within a team environment and interact with all personnel within the organization.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly communicate solutions; and able to relate well with diverse populations and age groups.
Must be able and willing to work various shifts, longer shifts, weekends and holidays, and be flexible with schedule changes due to "breaking news", and/or severe weather emergencies.
Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, communications or related field or comparable television work experience preferred.
Related Work Experience
5 years Television news producing experience
3 Years Line producing experience
Normal office environment
Works primarily inside a climate controlled environment throughout the year but might be assigned field duties on occasion.
Works in an open newsroom setting with a semi-noisy environment.
May be required to lift up to 5 pounds.
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:
Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time
Overtime may be required to meet deadlines
Varying schedule due to, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirements
Dexterity of hands, fingers to operate computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other compute components
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 loss of staff members
Participate in an established on-call rotation
Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds at varying distances
The Spectrum brands (including Spectrum Networks, Spectrum Enterprise and Spectrum Reach) are powered and innovated by Charter Communications. Charter Communications reaffirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities for employment and advancement to qualified employees and applicants. Individuals will be considered for positions for which they meet the minimum qualifications and are able to perform without regard to race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.
Business Unit: Spectrum Networks