Full TimeUnited States - New York - BuffaloPosted 04/29/2021Areas of interest: Production, Technical Operations, TV ProgrammingRequisition Number: 279995BRNPR160
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 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 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: Spectrum Networks is looking for Production Tech who is responsible for learning and becoming proficient in a variety of technical roles, primarily, but not limited to studio technician and field technician.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Operate microphones, audio boards, sound systems, video monitors, recording systems, lighting systems and switchers
Maintenance and preventative maintenance of studios
Works with the regional control room to set up and test remote studio productions. Reports deficiencies to Engineering
Facilitate live productions
Facilitate in studio guests
Edit broadcast material electronically using computers
Set-up, operate and maintain broadcast station computers and networks
Report equipment problems, ensure that repairs are made and making emergency repairs to equipment when necessary and possible
Edit broadcast material electronically using computers
Set up and operate field transmission equipment outside the studio
Operates Dejero and camera
Maintains communication with assignment desk, master control and reporters via cell phones
Participates in Field productions. To include but not limited to set up, tear down and production assignments
Install broadcast equipment, troubleshoot equipment problems and perform maintenance on or minor repairs using hand
Other duties as assigned
Qualifications: Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Must be able to hear and speak since both written and verbal communication are required on a regular basis
Ability to work under time pressure deadlines, strong computer skills and willingness to work unscheduled hours which may include evenings and weekends
Must have or develop functional to advanced knowledge of various studio and remote telecasting equipment
Must have or develop functional knowledge of common television newsgathering equipment including cameras, tripods, microphones, lighting and other field equipment
Ability to operate news video editing systems, with functional knowledge of non-linear and/or desktop-based editing systems
Must be able to function under considerable levels of stress and be able to manage multiple tasks
Must be able to maintain amicable working relationships with co-workers, management and the public
Must be able to use hands to finger, handle or feel, push and pull, reach with hands and arms and computer keyboard and mouse will be used continuously throughout the work day
Must have ability to recall, remember and maintain mental focus
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
Must be visually able to use a computer continuously throughout the work day
Must be willing to travel by ground or air
Valid Driver’s License
Education & Experience:
College degree in communications or related field preferred, or in the process of pursuing a degree in communications or related field
Functional knowledge of television news operations; or equivalent combination of education and 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
For more information on Spectrum’s benefits, please click here.
The health and safety of our employees and candidates is very important to us. Spectrum has adopted virtual mobile recruiting tools that allow us to continue meeting new candidates. We look forward to “virtually” meeting you.
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.