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Producer, National News - Spectrum Networks

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

Success profile

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 01/20/2023 Areas of interest: Editorial, News, Production Requisition Number: 328950BR 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: 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 Producer, National News will work with Executive Producers and Associate Producers in the production of live and recorded national newscasts. The Producer will be responsible for story selection and execution, working with news management throughout all Spectrum Networks and coordinating editorial logistics with the National Content Hub, reporters, producers and technical staff in locations throughout the U.S. The Producer will also be responsible for special reports and series.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.
  • Produces assigned newscasts and news inserts making decisions on story lineup, video/audio elements, graphics and show timing
  • Writes news stories for an assigned newscasts; ensuring content is factually correct and written in a clear and concise conversational style
  • 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
  • Develop backups for critical coverage
  • Coordinate logistics with all Spectrum stations
  • Follows through on all assignments meeting required deadlines according to the Executive Producer’s instructions
  • Produces special programming as needed
  • Works in computerized newsroom environment
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
  • Impeccable editorial judgement
  • Must have a passion for news and storytelling
  • Knowledge of current events and industry trends
  • Must be able to work quickly and accurately while juggling multiple tasks and priorities
  • Must have live control room experience
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Innovate storytelling and newscast producing
  • Knowledge of social media platforms
  • 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
  • Basic editing skills
  • 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
  • 5+ Years 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
NPR320 328950 328950BR

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