Producer/Editor

Spectrum Networks is looking for passionate, talented and driven individuals with an eagerness to join the best and most dedicated in gathering, producing and delivering live sporting events and ancillary programming. Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant and timely information about the teams they love.

The Spectrum Sports Environment: Spectrum Sports employs the industries best sports TV makers and technological innovators. Employees are required to be flexible and available to work various shifts throughout the day, including mornings, late evenings, weekends and holidays as we strives to connect viewers to their home teams. Spectrum Sports broadcast live sporting events for various professional, collegiate and high school sports teams most notably the Lakers, Dodgers, Galaxy, Sparks, WCC and CIF State Championships in the Los Angeles area.

Spectrum Networks Employees: are passionate and driven, and can thrive in a competitive, fast-paced and fiercely accurate sports reporting environment. They are creative and/or highly technical with a desire to leverage their knowledge, skills and abilities to share team stories with depth and access. They are nimble and learn quickly, enabling themselves to pivot when new information is acquired within an ever-changing environment. They are team players with positive attitudes and strong interpersonal skills. They have the ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.

Summary of Role: Plans, coordinates, and edits content for live studio programs; Reviews proposals and drafts for possible publication; strong technical skills with the editing equipment as well as strong skills in the creation of visual technique and special effects; Provide edit support for studio based sports shows. Extensive experience editing sports highlights, long form conversations, features and game cutdowns required. Will act as segment and/or feature producer in some instances; Experience with Adobe Premiere Edit systems required; Experience with Dalet newsroom software, and Chyron Paint Technology preferred.Essential Job Functions:
  • Provide edit support to studio based sports shows. Extensive cutting of highlights, high-end bumps and montages as well as long form interviews.
  • Create analytical tapes supporting all sports using Chyron Paint technology.
  • Edit long form features to support both studio and original programming.
  • Ability to cutdown game telecasts for encore presentations, specifically one hour Compacto broadcasts which require proper decision making on play selection and the use of postgame sound and replays.
  • Will ensure that all original and finished material is properly titled, versioned, documented and archived per company standards/policies. Supervises dubbing, subtitling; edits in dubbing; ensures all programming gets on the right play-out list and schedule and sent to the right places.
  • Demonstrates creative proficiency to create and execute high level video effects using third-party software such as Final Cut Pro software experience; Knowledge of Adobe After F/X’s, Photoshop, with complex plug-in and filter packages and Protools a plus.
Position Requirements:
  • An exceptional Producer/Editor with leadership and organization skills to oversee all of the needs and administration of the editorial department and work well and closely with all other areas of the organization.
  • Individual in this role will be assigned to any number of projects across all of our production areas which include Long form original episodics, features and teases for games and studio and in some cases network promotion. Must be able to work collaboratively with coordinating producers and other project producers.
  • Knowledge of Los Angeles community and sports in general is a must. Must have strong knowledge and understanding of the NBA, MLB, WNBA, and MLS with detailed understanding of the Lakers, Dodgers, Sparks and Galaxy.
  • Television sports/news producing experience preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of operation and office policies and procedures. Must have ability to handle various tasks simultaneously, organize, prioritize, make decisions and work efficiently and effectively under deadlines.

Formal Education & Certification
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, broadcasting, radio/tv/film, or equivalent work experience is preferred
  • 3+ years television sports/news producing experience preferred.
  • Strong technical background in non-linear editing.

Travel Requirements:
  • Travel depending upon project need. Must have valid passport.

Personal Attributes
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, leadership skills, news judgment, computer skills, ability to make decisions and work under pressure.
  • Creative and assertive.
  • Highly motivated and results-oriented
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Able to work flexible hours, nights, holidays and weekends
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
  • Flexible during times of change.
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients, and other departments.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be willing and able to learn, understand, and grow with the business.
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.
Work Conditions
  • Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time.
  • Overtime may be required to meet deadlines.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other computer components.
  • On-call availability for 24x7, 365 days per year.

Spectrum Networks believes every employee is an influencer and culture keeper. We expect respectful communication, openness to feedback, an eagerness to learn and grow, and an overall positive attitude. Roles may require the following:
  • Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time
  • Overtime may be required to meet deadlines
  • Varying schedule as a result of changing production, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirements
  • Dexterity of hands, fingers to operate computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other compute components
  • 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 loss of staff members
  • Participate in an established on-call rotation
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds at varying distances
  • May require trips out of state
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