Senior Digital Producer - Spectrum NewsApply Now Date posted 05/19/2019 Requisition Number: 239734BR-2 Location: United States - New York - Buffalo Area of Interest: News, TV Programming Position Type: Full Time
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 Senior Digital Producer is responsible for producing content for assigned Spectrum Networks’ digital products, including news and sports channels’ websites, mobile apps and social media sites. Assign daily and long term projects while monitoring the quality of the Spectrum Networks digital platforms. Assist in developing strategies for building and maintaining various social media properties.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Manage and prioritize news content under the direction of the Digital Executive Producer
- Participate in editorial meetings, providing story ideas as well as suggestions for digital content
- Coach and collaborate with reporting staff to take advantage of the presentation of their stories on website and on social media
- Copy, edit and coach Digital Producers to improve quality of presentation and production articles and social media posts
- Regularly review web metrics and adjust content to optimize the display of the site to viewer interests
- Take an active role in adapting content effectively for social media and assists in training of news staff in best practices
- Interact with followers on various social media platforms and grow the audience
- Work collaboratively with the digital management team across the Spectrum Networks footprint on items including Web Development, editorial projects, sales and marketing initiatives, social media and date analysis
- Work with producers and assignment editors to aggressively pursue, new, interesting and developing stories and use news judgment to effectively prioritize when and how they are presented across all platforms
- Plan and build special site sections and features that highlight coverage, link platforms and encourage user engagement
- Engage audiences across sites and platforms utilizing various tools including text and email alerts, push notifications in addition to other tools and services
- Eagerly assist with the generation, aggregation, management and utilization of user-generated content
- When assigned, work with other departments on initiatives that require content integration
- Apply SEO techniques to increase visibility of content
- Perform other duties as assigned
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
- Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
- Ability to work well collaboratively an communicate effectively with editorial, technical, creative and administrative personnel
- Strong writing and editing skills including knowledge and adherence to AP style
- Must be technically savvy and have excellent computer skills and internet search techniques
- Knowledge of best practices on professional journalism social media accounts
- Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, Photoshop, web scripting, and FTP
- Must be able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and in a deadline driven environment
- Strong news judgement and play active role in news gathering
- Strong organizational skills
- Familiarity with internet publishing workflow, including experience with a content management system, image editing software, video editing tools and social media platforms
- Ability to tell engaging stories in the digital space by adding video assets, photos, social, etc.
- Familiar with video editing, encoding formats and live streaming
- Must be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changes
- Bachelor’s or graduate degree in Journalism, Communications or related field or comparable television work experience
- 5+ years of Experience in online journalism preferred and/or production writing
- 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
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.
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