Producer, On-Air Promotions - Sports and News

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 stories that make a difference within a 24-hour breaking news environment. Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant and timely news that is important to the local communities we serve.

What is Spectrum Networks: Spectrum Networks is a growing organization, home of 27 Local News Channels nationwide and 9 Local/Regional Sports Channels, inclusive of 3 Los Angeles based Sports Networks. Spectrum Networks is the news and sports division of Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR), the leading broadband communications company and the second-largest cable operator in the United States.

The Spectrum News Environment: Spectrum News is a 24-hour news network that requires employees be flexible and available to work various shifts throughout the day, including early mornings, late evenings, weekends and holidays. The network is currently focused on the morning news, which means your day will start in the middle of the night, but it also means your workday will end around noon (most days).

Spectrum Networks employees are passionate and driven, and can thrive in a competitive, fast-paced and fiercely accurate 24-hour breaking news environment. They are creative and/or highly technical with a desire to leverage their knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories that enhance daily living within our local communities. They are nimble and learn quickly, enabling themselves to pivot when new information is acquired within an ever-changing newsroom. 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.

What we’re looking for a Creative Services Producer to handle all facets of Creative Services On Air Promotions requests. The producer manages projects through all the phases of production and delivery. The projects require a detail-oriented person that can create, write, edit and produce on-air promotional spots and campaigns, from initial concept to finished product. Works closely with the Creative Services Director, News and Graphics Department to determine what needs to be promoted and what program elements need to be produced. Other duties include but are not limited to:
  • Write and edit spots for air, and concept ideas for print/radio/web
  • Produce Media Sales billboards and tagged spots
  • Research and acquire video, direct VO sessions, choose music and incorporate graphic elements in their work
  • Coordinate sponsorships and promo placement
  • Produce various graphic elements for promotion (working with graphic dept.)
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
  • Exceptional organizational and multi-project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to shoot and direct
  • Hands on experience with Final Cut Pro/Premiere Pro a must
  • Working knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop, and After Effects (a plus)
  • Knowledge of legal restrictions when working with news content
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Willingness to work weekends, nights and long hours

Education & Experience:
High School diploma required; Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Marketing, or related field or comparable television work experience preferred plus 2+ year television news or production experience

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
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