Associate Producer, National News - Spectrum Networks

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Full Time St. Petersburg, Florida Posted 03/30/2023 Business unit: Spectrum Networks Areas of interest: Editorial, News, Production Requisition Number: 328558BR NPR105
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 breaking 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: Spectrum News is launching a new national news product which will stream 24x7 on a new OTT platform. Spectrum News is in search of a Producer who will create newscasts as part of a national editorial team. Our national news puts impactful, not sensational, stories and information into context to demonstrate to viewers how their lives are connected to domestic and world events.

The Associate Producer, National News will work with Executive Producers and Producers in the production of live and recorded national newscasts. The AP will be responsible for researching, pitching and writing stories for newscasts. The Associate Producer will also be responsible for contributing to special reports and series.

  • Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.
  • Write news stories for an assigned show and/or newscast, ensuring content is factually correct and written in a clear and concise conversational style.
  • Perform writing and editing functions including use of graphics
  • Collaborate with Executive Producers and Producers
  • Solve the challenges that come with dynamic news coverage
  • Generate story and coverage ideas on a daily and long-term basis
  • Participate in shooting, scripting and editing, as directed
  • Follow through on all assignments meeting required deadlines
  • Fill-in producing shows and newscasts as needed
  • Work in a computerized newsroom environment
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
  • Impeccable editorial judgment
  • Proficient in video editing and use of graphics
  • Must have a passion for news and storytelling
  • Knowledge of current events and industry trends
  • Knowledge of social media platforms
  • Must be able to work quickly and accurately while juggling multiple tasks and priorities
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment and interact with all personnel throughout organization
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to anticipate situations, meet strict deadlines, organize and manage multiple priorities
  • Pro-active with demonstrated enthusiasm in dealing with breaking news and high-stress situations
  • Ability to effectively train others
  • Must adhere to attendance guidelines
  • Must be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changes
  • Working knowledge of general office computer software, newsroom software and basic non-linear editing systems preferred
Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field preferred or comparable television work experience
  • 2+ years of producing experience in television news
  • National news 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! Roles may require the following:
  • Overtime may be required to meet deadlines
  • Varying schedule due to, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirements
  • Provide 24x7, 365 days per year, on-call support. May entail phone or physical presence at the facility for equipment failure or other disasters. This includes, but is not limited to equipment and power failures, loss of contracted services, storms or severe weather, and schedule conflicts
NPR105 328558 328558BR

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