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Producer - Spectrum News 1 SoCal

El Segundo, California

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
  • Company benefits

Success profile

What makes a successful Spectrum Networks Producer? Check out our top traits to see if you have the right mix.

  • Authentic
  • Passionate
  • Collaborator
  • Community
  • Local
  • Curious

Hear from our team

"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."

Brogan, Producer

Rewards

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:

  • Career progression

    Advancement is a very real and achievable goal.

  • Retirement savings/401K

    We provide a 100% match for every dollar you contribute, up to 6% of your eligible pay.

  • Health benefits

    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.

  • Education assistance

    Tuition reimbursement program for undergraduate and graduate level coursework.

Responsibilities

Position Type: Full Time Location: El Segundo, California Date Posted: Date posted 01/14/2022 Areas of interest: Editorial, News, Production Requisition Number: 301304BR NPR320

Spectrum Networks is looking for passionate, talented and driven individuals with an eagerness to join the best and most dedicated in gathering, producing and delivering stories that make a difference within a 24-hour news environment. Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant and timely news that is important to the local communities we serve.

What is Spectrum Networks? 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 Spectrum News Environment: Spectrum News is a 24-hour news network that requires employees be flexible and available to work various shifts throughout the day, including early mornings, late evenings, weekends and holidays. The network is currently focused on the morning news, which means your day could start very early, but it also means your workday will end around noon (most days).

Spectrum Networks Employees are passionate and driven, and can thrive in a competitive, fast-paced and fiercely accurate 24-hour news environment. They are creative and/or highly technical with a desire to leverage their knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories that enhance daily living within our local communities. They are nimble and learn quickly, enabling themselves to pivot when new information is acquired within an ever-changing newsroom. They are team players with positive attitudes and strong interpersonal skills. They have the ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.

What we’re looking for
The 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.

Major responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.

  • Produces assigned newscasts and news inserts making decisions on story lineup, video/audio elements, graphics and timing to construct show

  • Writes news stories for an assigned newscasts; ensuring content is factually correct and written in a clear and concise conversational style

  • Ability to produce live or recorded newscasts

  • 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 to create the newscast product

  • Produces special programming as needed

  • Works in computerized newsroom environment

  • Performs other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Skills/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.

  • 3+ years of television news experience


Spectrum Networks believes every employee is an influencer and culture keeper. We expect respectful communication, openness to feedback, an eagerness to learn and grow, and an overall positive attitude. Roles may require the following:

  • Normal office environment

  • Works primarily inside a climate controlled environment throughout the year but might be assigned field duties on occasion

  • Works in an open newsroom setting with a semi-noisy environment

  • May be required to lift up to 5 pounds

  • Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time

  • Overtime may be required to meet deadlines

  • Ability work weekends and holidays

  • Varying schedule as a result of changing production, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirements

NPR320 301304 301304BR

Our Commitment During COVID-19 Your health and safety is important to us, as such we’re using virtual recruiting tools to safely meet with qualified candidates. We are working in the office, following CDC guidelines.

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