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National Desk Producer - Spectrum News Bay News 9

St. Petersburg, Florida

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

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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: St. Petersburg, Florida Date Posted: Date posted 05/17/2022 Areas of interest: Editorial, News, Production Requisition Number: 312054BR Business unit: Spectrum Networks NPR320 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: The National Desk Producer is responsible for producing national content and coordinating content sharing for Spectrum Networks. The National Desk Producers will write and edit national and international stories of interest while also curating and repurposing stories produced by Spectrum News channels across the country. The National News Producers will monitor and identify national and international stories from the AP, CNN Newsource and other sources. The National News Producer will be a key member of our National Content Hub and will coordinate national coverage of major stories and breaking news


MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Collaborates with reporting staff on presentation of their stories
  • Produces assigned news stories, video/audio elements and graphics
  • Works closely with all Spectrum channels to identify shareable content
  • Maintain a database of available content including packages, scripts, interviews, vosots etc.
  • Repurpose content from stations as needed to appeal to a broader audience
  • Uses strong news judgment to identify and prioritize which stories to produce for Spectrum markets
  • Writes and edits news stories; ensuring content is factually correct and written in a clear and concise conversational style
  • Edits national news video packages and vosots
  • Ability to produce live or recorded news programs and content
  • Verifies stories are written to the pictures being edited and/or vice versa
  • Follows through on all assignments meeting required deadlines according to the manager’s instructions
  • Produces special programming as needed
  • Works in computerized newsroom environment
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Strong broadcast news writing and production ability
  • Ability to anticipate situations and meet strict deadlines
  • Interpersonal skills and excellent collaboration skills
  • Strong copy editing 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
  • 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
  • 4+ years of Television or Digital news experience
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!
NPR320 312054 312054BR

Get to Know Us Charter Communications is known in the United States by our Spectrum brands, including: Spectrum Internet®, TV, Mobile and Voice, Spectrum Networks, Spectrum Enterprise and Spectrum Reach. When you join us, you’re joining a strong community of more than 93,000 individuals working together to serve more than 32 million customers in 41 states and keep them connected to what matters most. Watch this video to learn more.

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