Apply NowDate posted 08/08/2018Requisition Number: 217897BRLocation: United States - Kentucky - LouisvilleArea of Interest: Cable Television Production, Editorial, Network Television Production, News, ProductionPosition Type: Full Time
Spectrum Networks is looking for enthusiastic, talented and driven individuals to join the best and brightest in gathering, producing and delivering news that make a difference within a 24-hour breaking news environment!
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.
JOIN OUR JOURNEY IF… 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 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.
JOB SUMMARY Tired of chasing breaking news and ratings? Ready to get back to the art of storytelling and focus on quality over story count? Producers at Spectrum News Kentucky will not hyper-focus on words like “exclusive” or “first to report.” They will instead be responsible for writing engaging, inspiring and issues-based content for a statewide audience that celebrates the Commonwealth. They will plan, create and facilitate the execution of stories across all Spectrum News Kentucky platforms, including broadcast and digital.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Build functional working relationships that produce collaboration, enthusiasm and optimism in a newsroom setting
Help to spearhead coordination and collaboration of story coverage plans through daily planning meetings
Tell stories through conversational copy and compelling visual elements that inform, inspire and empower
Follow through on all assigned tasks, meeting required deadlines according to the Executive Producer’s instructions
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 High School diploma required; Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field or comparable television work experience preferred
Related Work Experience Number of Years Professional writing and/or video production experience 3+
Working Conditions Collaborative 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
EOE Charter Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability
Spectrum Networks is a growing organization, with 31 Networks across 12 States. Our commitment is to create relevant, timely content essential in the day to day lives of the people who live in the communities we serve. Additionally, our breadth allows us to share relevant content across our nation-wide networks, increasing our opportunity to share timely stories. We truly believe in continually redefining and re-establishing how we engage with our viewers and their local communities. Each Spectrum Networks’ 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 Spectrum brand is 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, current unemployment status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.
Charter Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability
Charter Communications will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable laws, including local ordinances.