Senior Production Operations Manager - Spectrum News

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Full Time Austin, Texas Posted 03/29/2024 Business unit: Spectrum Networks Areas of interest: Editorial, News, Production Requisition Number: 2024-31094 NPR650

Looking for an exciting opportunity to lead a team of production professionals and make a meaningful impact in your community? Spectrum News is seeking a talented Sr Mgr, Production Operations to join our team!

Spectrum News is made up of over 30 hyper-local news and regional sports networks dedicated to producing original, unbiased and high-quality content. We use innovative journalistic approaches, backed by comprehensive research, to engage and inform viewers on the most essential news, issues, and events taking place in their communities.

Beyond TV news distribution, our newsrooms publish via the Spectrum News app and connected television. We’re committed to providing viewers with 24-hour news—no matter how, when and where they want it. Check out all the ways we share news on the Spectrum News Mobile App.


As Sr Mgr, Production Operations, you will be responsible for managing a team of production professionals and overseeing the planning, development, and production of all news programming at Spectrum News. You will coordinate coverage of major stories, breaking news, weather, and specials while ensuring that the production, media management, and master control departments are running smoothly. Working closely with other operational and content leaders, you will ensure that all aspects of the business are being met. Your role also involves leading, developing, and training high-performing teams and providing effective coaching to attract and foster talent. You are an essential part of a collaborative team that produces compelling, timely, and accurate newscasts intended to engage and connect with our local audience.


  • Overseeing the planning, development, and production of news programming, including coordinating coverage of major stories, breaking news, weather, and specials
  • Being part of a dynamic, fast-paced work environment where no two days are the same and there's always an opportunity to learn and grow

As a part of Spectrum News, you’re creative, highly technical, and ready to bring the character-driven stories of those in your community to life in our newsroom. You value accuracy and want to leverage your curiosity and storytelling abilities to share inspiring news across multiple platforms. Each day is a fast-paced and constantly evolving work environment with new stories to tell and perspectives to uncover. If you’re a nimble, passionate team player, you’ll find a home on our team.


Required Qualifications

  • Experience: Production/operations experience – 6+ years, supervisory or leadership experience - 3+ years
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or comparable television management work experience
  • Technical skills: In-depth working knowledge of bonded cellular technology, control room switchers, audio boards, and other control room operating systems, ability to utilize a variety of software including but not limited to Microsoft Office and newsroom software programs
  • Skills: Effective interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the ability to produce clear and concise written analysis and reports
  • Abilities: Ability to lead people and obtain results through others, ability to anticipate situations and plan for the short and long term, ability to organize and manage multiple priorities, ability to quickly troubleshoot technical issues
  • Schedule: Ability to work different shifts or longer shifts due to “breaking news” and severe weather emergencies, ability to work weekends and holidays

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience at an affiliate television station or cable station

Working Conditions

  • Works primarily inside a climate-controlled environment throughout the year but might be assigned field duties on occasion
  • Works a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time
  • May be required to lift up to 5 pounds


  • Community Impact: You will play an important role in connecting people to and informing them about their local communities
  • Supportive Teams: Be part of a strong community that gives you opportunities to network and grow and wants to see you succeed
  • Dynamic Growth: The growth of our industry and evolving technology powers our employees’ careers as they move up or around the company
  • Total Rewards:See all the ways we invest in you—at work and in life.

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