Spectrum Networks Producers are passionate about community, connection and presenting local stories in a unique and compelling way. When we talk about dedication to the craft, we're talking about engaging viewers with diverse viewpoints and accurate, compelling, high-quality storytelling. We focus on delivering local and regional content to our communities, paying special attention to the stories that matter most to viewers. Flexibility, creativity, and strong editorial judgement are the hallmarks of success in Spectrum Networks. As a Producer, use these qualities to influence and inspire.
Job type: Full-time
Job level: Mid level opportunities
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"I have worked for Spectrum for nearly three years, first as a weekend morning News Producer and now as a Special Projects Producer, and I feel like my future with Spectrum Networks is limitless. It's exciting to be involved in new endeavors, and I'm grateful to be a part of it. We're providing customers with dynamic original content, documentaries, and specials tailored to their own communities. Our leaders are a source of inspiration and always open to helping others grow. I appreciate the trust they show in me and the creative liberty they give me. Every day is different and my team is right there with me for the ride."
Victoria, Special Projects Producer
"Spectrum Networks does an amazing job reaching out to people, whether it's delivering stories that matter to our customers on a 24/7 basis or joining community-wide housing and charitable projects. We can do things no other networks can, and I think that makes this a really special place. People can count on us. It's a supportive environment. I know my managers are there for me, willing to work with me and catch me if I need help. They aren't afraid to let me try something new. There are opportunities to learn from the best and chances to put my skills to the test, all with the comfort of knowing I have a strong group next to me. There's nothing to lose and plenty to gain."
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Spectrum presents: Inside Spectrum Networks
Spectrum Networks consists of more than 30 news, sports and local channels nationwide.
Michael Bair - Executive Vice President, Spectrum Networks: We're in major markets across the country and our goal is to be the number one news brand in every single one of those markets.
Karen Male - Executive Producer, Spectrum News: There's a lot of comradery and support for each other.
Ashleigh Correa - Master Control Operator, SportsNet: I feel like every time I talk about it, everyone's like, "You sound like you love your job."
Paul Orszag - Business Analyst, Spectrum Networks: At Spectrum Networks allows you the opportunity to succeed and also reach your potential.
Tamani Wooley - Anchor/Reporter, Spectrum News Albany: You could absolutely achieve everything that you want to achieve here at Spectrum Networks. I don't think that I am an exception. I definitely think I'm the rule. [on-air] "Live at noon, four fires in Troy are now deemed suspicious."
Spectrum News Albany is one of Spectrum Networks' 24-hour local news channels
Speaker 6: [on-air] This is Spectrum News at noon.
Tamani Wooley: [on-air] "Welcome to Weekend Buzz." I really love engaging with the community because they're the reason that we're here. We matter to people and it's nice to be able to build that relationship with them.
Karen Male: We are constantly looking to help serve our community. We're the only 24 hour local station.
Speaker 7: [on-air inaudible] "...another big loss."
Spectrum Networks' sports properties include SportsNet and SportsNet LA
Speaker 8: [on-air inaudible] "...being able to handle the ball and make shots."
Dan Finnerty - Sr Vice President & General Manager, Spectrum Sports: We get to work with some of the most iconic franchises in all of sports with the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dodgers and the Galaxy and the Sparks.
Ashleigh Correa: If you love sports, you love sports television. This place, Spectrum Networks, would be the best place.
Dan Finnerty: We're actually looking to grow you to be part of our team.
Michael Bair: We actually have quite a few people who've been with the company for more than 20 years, and what's really gratifying to see a number of them start as interns.
Tamani Wooley: I was at the very bottom level and now I'm an anchor reporter. And I host a show.
Paul Orszag: I started here as one of the first interns actually. I was very lucky to have people who really believed in me.
Michael Bair: Nobody's in the position that we have. And so we're ready to seize it, but what we really need are the talented people who recognize that and are willing to kind of go on that journey with us.
Exclusive local programming. Live Events. In-Depth Shows.
Reporter's notebook'In Focus' Delivers Thought-Provoking Content for Spectrum Networks
Spectrum Presents: Reporter's Notebook: Renee Eng
Renee Eng: My name is Renee Eng and I am an anchor/reporter for In Focus California. In Focus California: SoCal is a studio show, and it focuses on different hot topics.
"In Focus" is a 30-minute public affairs program airing exclusively on Spectrum Networks. Each week, "In Focus" invites key policymakers and influencers to discuss a wide range of hyperlocal issues.
Renee Eng: This format allows me to really dive into issues. It gives me a chance to sit down with a politician, with a family advocate, for 10, maybe even 15 minutes, and really get to the root of issues.
Renee Eng (on-air): "And about how long will someone stay in a shelter where you guys will need to take care of them?"
Speaker 2 (on-air): "We'll keep the shelter open as long as we're needed."
Renee Eng: Being a Californian means being able to live in a place that's very diverse. I've loved living here all my life. I also love going to visit the different communities and find out what's going on. Especially stuff that's impactful and could affect their daily lives.
"In Focus" also airs on Spectrum Networks in Albany, New York; Florida; Kentucky; North Carolina; Texas; Ohio; New York City
Renee Eng: My typical day begins around nine. If I don't have a shoot I come into the office, meet with the other team members. I will also take a look at footage that's been shot recently. On days that we do have shoots we'll do a couple interviews, make sure we do B roll, and then get all the footage uploaded.
Renee Eng (on-air): "Even the cost of fighting the fire is astronomical."
Renee Eng: Every day something either needs to be shot or turned in or written. What really makes the difference is it's the people that you're working with, at the end of the day.
Renee Eng (on-air): "We'll see you next week here on In Focus California. Bye for now."
Ashleigh Correa: So, an operator monitors the network. We make sure that everything that is coming from the studio from outside with transmission is on air and it looks good.
Eric Polansky: An associate producer helps out in writing scripts and creating segments for the show. We have our show meeting first off, kind of throw ideas off of each other, see what the storylines are for the day.
Eric Polansky (in meeting): "We're winning games now. We have a pitching staff that can do it."
Eric Polansky: And then, we manage segment by segment who's going to do what, who's going to edit, who's going to write.
B-roll: supplemental footage used to help tell a story
In-bumps: short video clips that follow an ad break
Kareem Arnold: My job entails cutting B-roll, then in-bumps to make the show more interesting. Sometimes they need us on set. It's a great experience.
Eric Polansky: It's exciting to see it on live air and know that thousands of people are watching this and hopefully enjoying it.
Ashleigh Correa: When it comes to showtime, everyone puts on their game faces and we go at it.
Speaker 5 (on-set) "Four, three..."
Eric Polansky (on-set) "Now we can watch it live."
Speaker 5 (on-set) "...one. Live."
Anthony Nomar G. (on-air): "...Dodgers offense will be challenged."
Ashleigh Correa: I'm ready to put on a show right now.
Spectrum wants to help you get more out of life and take care of things outside the office to make life a little easier. We provide:
Advancement is a very real and achievable goal.
We provide a 100% match for every dollar you contribute, up to 6% of your eligible pay.
Medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision plans available.
Paid time off
Paid vacation, sick and personal time, and holidays.
Access discounted company services
You have the chance to use company services at little to no cost.
Tuition reimbursement program for undergraduate and graduate level coursework.
Position Type: Full TimeLocation: Cleveland, OhioDate Posted: Date posted 06/29/2021Areas of interest: Editorial, News, ProductionRequisition Number: 274961BR-2NPR312Spectrum 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 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 Sr. Producer is responsible for producing content for assigned shows and newscast. Contribute to special features and stories. Participate in coordinating coverage of major stories, breaking news and specials. This person will be called upon to act in a supervisory role as needed for specific shifts.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Produces for assigned newscasts and news inserts making decisions on story lineup, video/audio elements, graphics and timing to construct show taking guidance from Executive Producers, Assistant News Director, Assignment Manager and/or News Director
Writes 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
Ability to produce live or recorded newscasts
Initiates on-air protocol when breaking news decision is made
Verifies stories are written to the pictures being edited and/or vice versa
Follows through on all assignments meeting required deadlines according to the Executive Producer’s instructions
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
Assists in training new hires as needed
Performs other duties as assigned
Qualifications: Skill/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
Strong broadcast news writing ability
Ability to anticipate situations and meet strict deadlines
Interpersonal skills and excellent collaboration skills
Ability to work effectively within a team environment and interact with all personnel within the organization
Knowledge of current events and industry trends
Attention to detail
Familiarity with the local market
Knowledge of social media platforms
Must be able to work rapidly and accurately
Working knowledge of general office computer software, newsroom software and basic non-linear editing systems a plus
Basic editing skills
Must be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changes
Education & Experience:
High School diploma required; Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field or comparable television work experience preferred
5 + Years of television news experience
3+ Years of Line producing 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:
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
Job Code : NPR312
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