Sr Producer

Full Time El Segundo, California Posted 07/23/2021 Areas of interest: Editorial, News, Production Requisition Number: 286877BR NPR420

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 Sup, 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 responsibilities include but are not limited to:

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

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
  • 5+ years of Television news experience
  • 3+ years of Line producing 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
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