Freelance Production Assistant/Researcher

Full Time United States - California - El Segundo Posted 04/26/2021 Areas of interest: Media, Production, Video Operations Requisition Number: 280399BR NPR102
Are you a news junkie? Spectrum Networks is looking for enthusiastic, talented and driven individuals to join a team piloting a national news competition show for the Gen-Z audience.

Who we are: Spectrum Networks is a growing organization, home of 27 Local News Channels nationwide and 9 Local/Regional Sports Channels, inclusive of 3 Los Angeles based Sports Networks. Spectrum Networks is the news and sports division of Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR), the leading broadband communications company and the second-largest cable operator in the United States.

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 research news stories and help create content that appeals to Gen-Z viewers. 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 Production Assistant/ Researcher position is intended to grow participants’ production skills and knowledge and provide them with a foundation to progress throughout the organization. Production Assistants will provide support for pre-production and studio production from June - August.

  • Assists managers and show production staff to prepare and create original event, in-studio, episodic, and digital content
  • Search, organize and prepare clip media for producers. Locates and selects footage in-house. Assists producers with gathering and logging footage. Contact event producers for footage/clip media. Researches footage in the library archives
  • Coordinates social media content via various platforms including Twitter, Tik Tok, Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
  • Knowledge of media production, communication and dissemination techniques
  • Knowledge of studio-based production and post production
  • Familiarity working with Dalet production workflow system strongly preferred
  • Strong understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives
  • Positive, collaborative and unselfish interpersonal skills with strong verbal, written communication skills, including the ability to effectively convey requests and ideas to editors, graphic and audio designers, talent, etc., are required
  • Proficiency in Word & Excel with basic math skills
  • Good organizational and project coordination skills are necessary, including the ability to compile materials
  • Good problem solving skills and the ability to multitask and work effectively under changing priorities and daily time constraints are required
  • Works in computerized newsroom environment
  • Knowledge of current events and industry trends
  • Attention to detail
  • Basic editing skills
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Education & Experience:
  • High School diploma required. Journalism or related field or comparable television work experience 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!
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.

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