Digital Producer - Spectrum Networks St. Louis

Full Time St Louis, Missouri Posted 10/19/2021 Areas of interest: Digital, News, Production Requisition Number: 293017BR NPR330
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 a 24-hour breaking news environment! Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant, timely news that's important to the local communities we serve.

Who we are: 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 Environment: Spectrum News is a 24-hour news network which requires employees who are flexible and available to work various shift, 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 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 in 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.

What we’re looking for: The digital producer enterprises/writes, copy edits, and posts news stories on all digital platforms. He/she is responsible for coming up with ideas as well as executing on those assigned by editors. Digital producers must have excellent news judgement and an ability to work well under tight deadlines and without constant supervision.

  • Write, copy edit, and prioritize enterprise and breaking news content under the direction of the Digital Executive Producer
  • Take an active role in adapting Spectrum News content effectively for digital platforms
  • Work collaboratively to aggressively pursue new, interesting, developing stories and use news judgment to effectively prioritize when and how they are presented across all digital platforms
  • Collaborate with news reporting staff on presentation of their stories on the website and social media, utilizing best practices
  • Apply SEO techniques to increase visibility of content
  • Participate in news editorial meetings to provide story ideas and digital content suggestions
  • Interact with followers on the network’s social media accounts and grow the audience
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the digital team across the Spectrum Networks footprint on items including editorial projects and network initiatives
  • When assigned, work with other departments on initiatives that require content integration
  • Work with various programs, including Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere to produce high quality digital elements to accompany news content
  • Stay familiar with trends within the industry to support creative direction
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with news editorial, creative, and administrative personnel
  • Strong writing and editing skills including knowledge and adherence to AP style
  • Must be technically savvy and have excellent computer skills and internet search techniques
  • Knowledge of best practices on professional journalism social media accounts
  • Must be able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and in a deadline driven environment
  • Must have strong news judgement and play an active role in news gathering
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with internet publishing workflow, including experience with a content management system, image editing software, video editing tools, and social media platforms
  • Ability to tell engaging stories in the digital space by adding video assets, photos, social posts, etc.
  • Must be able and willing to work different shifts, including weekends and holidays, and be flexible with schedule changes

Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree in Journalism, Communications, or comparable work experience in a related field
  • 3+ years of experience in online journalism preferred

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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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