Freelance Production Specialist I - Spectrum News Texas

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Part Time Dallas, Texas Posted 05/03/2022 Business unit: Spectrum Networks Areas of interest: Editorial, News, Production Requisition Number: 310872BR NPR110

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 our community! Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant, character-driven stories that are important to the local communities we serve. 

Who we are:  Spectrum Networks is a series of 30 + local news and 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 operates in a 24-hour news cycle which can require employees to be 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 tell amazing stories that mean something to our communities.  You're fiercely accurate, with a desire to leverage your knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories across multiple platforms. 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.

What we’re looking for:  As a Production Specialist, you will be responsible for operating studio cameras and audio in a live production setting. You will be responsible for coordinating program play out alongside control room staff. You will have the opportunity to participate in training programs to further advance your team. May operate teleprompter during live events.


  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Ability to organize and manage shifting priorities under tight deadlines and in pressure situations
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt quickly to change
  • Effective interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the ability to clearly communicate with all levels within the organization and with external vendors
  • Demonstrated technical aptitude and experience with television control room and studio production technology including knowledge/skills with, audio mixers, robotic camera controls, production automation systems, newsroom editorial software, non-linear editing systems, satellite systems, bonded cellular systems, router systems and automated on-air play out systems
  • Familiarity with video switchers, character generators, DVE’s and video servers.
  • Dependable self-starter who can operate consistently with a high degree of accuracy
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical issues
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision
  • Ability to train others
  • Proficiency in MS Word & Excel
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment
  • Familiarity with master control operations and possess directing and technical directing skills
  • Familiarity with bonded cellular software and user interface
  • Promote teamwork within a positive work environment
  • Exhibit consistent leadership skills when performing directing duties
  • Demonstrated understanding/skills related to shot composition, lighting and aesthetics

Education & Experience:

  • College degree or technical discipline in television production or related field or comparable work experience required
  • 3+ years of Television Production experience required

Working Conditions:

  • Office environment

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!

NPR110 310872 310872BR

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