Producer - Spectrum News DC
Washington D.C., District of Columbia
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
What makes a successful Spectrum Networks Producer? Check out our top traits to see if you have the right mix.
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"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
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:
Advancement is a very real and achievable goal.
We provide a 100% match for every dollar you contribute, up to 6% of your eligible pay.
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 of up to $10,000 per year for tuition, books and eligible expenses.
Who we are: Spectrum Networks is a series of 30 + local news and 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 operates in a 24-hour news cycle which can require employees to be flexible and available to work various shifts, 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 tell amazing stories that mean something to our communities. You're fiercely accurate, with a desire to leverage your knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories across multiple platforms. 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.
What we’re looking for:This Producer loves politics and following all the action in Washington, but also eager to dig in on enterprise, develop a local character driven piece and find just the right elements to make the story shine. The experienced producer can easily create news content on their own or collaborate with a reporter. Responsible for news gathering, tracking breaking stories, communicating information and producing elements and content for local and national newscasts and programming. Produce local and national live events from the bureau and in the field including the White House and the US Capitol. Participates in coordinating coverage of Washington stories, breaking news and specials.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.
- Produce elements, content and news packages for local markets and national newscasts including making decisions on scripts, video/audio elements, and graphics.
- Work closely with reporters, managers and other producers in all environments to create political content for local and national newscasts.
- Pitch story ideas and arrange and conduct interviews.
- Write and produce breaking news stories for local and national newscasts; ensuring content is factually correct and written in a clear and concise conversational style.
- Ability to write, edit, shoot and produce live and recorded events in the studio or in the field
- Verifies stories are written to the pictures being edited and/or vice versa.
- Follows through on all assignments meeting required deadlines
- Produces live and taped special programming as needed.
- Works in computerized newsroom environment.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Demonstrated 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 Washington and the Federal Government
Knowledge of social media platforms
Ability to work rapidly and accurately
Basic editing skills
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's Degree required or equivalent combination of education and experience
Relevant work experience – 2+
Normal 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
Ability to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changes
May be required to lift up to 5 pounds
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!
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