Full TimeUnited States - North Carolina - CharlottePosted 06/10/2021Areas of interest: Digital, News, ProductionRequisition Number: 283405BRNPR330
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 news network which requires employees who are flexible and available to work various shifts, 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 digital producer enterprises, writes, proof-reads, and administers news for the digital department. They are responsible for coming up with stories of their own, as well as editing and handling stories from digital journalists, meteorologists and MMJs across North Carolina. Manages breaking news and severe weather coverage as needed and assists with newsgathering. Should have excellent news judgement and an ability to work without constant supervision. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Write, copyedit, and prioritize enterprise stories and breaking news content under the direction of the Digital Executive Producer
Adapt Spectrum News TV content effectively for digital platforms
Work collaboratively with news producers, assignment editors and digital team to aggressively pursue new, interesting, developing stories and use news judgment to effectively prioritize when and how content is presented across all digital platforms
Collaborate with news reporting staff on presentation of their stories on the website and social media. Provide feedback on compliance with digital best practices and requirements.
Apply SEO techniques to increase visibility of content
Share content on social media accounts, monitor comments and feedback, follow best practices to help increase social followers
Work collaboratively with the N.C. digital team and other digital teams across the Spectrum Networks footprint, including editorial projects and network initiatives
When assigned, work with other departments on initiatives that require content integration
Work with various tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere Pro to produce high quality digital elements to accompany news content
Stay familiar with trends within the industry to support creative direction
Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications: Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English
Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with news editorial, 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
Must be able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and in a deadline-driven environment
Must have strong news judgement and play an active role in news gathering
Strong time management and organizational skills
Familiarity with all areas of North Carolina, especially areas in and around our five coverage markets – Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Wilmington, Asheville.
Familiarity with internet publishing workflow, including experience with content management systems, 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 posts, etc.
Must be able and willing to work different shifts, including weekends and holidays, and remain flexible with schedule changes
Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s or graduate degree in Journalism, Communications, or comparable work experience in a related field
3+ years of experience in online journalism preferred
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
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.