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Sr Producer

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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: 2 Sr Producer's to help oversee the production of a Live Morning and Prime-Time Programming shows for Spectrum Networks, primarily for “Spectrum News”. Primary job functions include managing and producing OP shows both in the field and in the studio, working with other producers, producer/editors, and any freelance staff to execute shows from inception to air, and assist with pre-planning and production of schedules, story ideas, booking of guests, and overall decision-making related to the content. The Sr Producer will also be expected to post-produce the shows working with editors on all networks. The position will also help maintain standards and efficiencies, promote collaboration between all parties and manage protocols to meet editorial goals for the network. Must be willing to work flexible schedule including weekends, nights, and holidays. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Produce Live Morning and Original Programming shows as assigned from conception to completion.
  • Coordinate various aspects of production with original programming team including overseeing the editors and producers.
  • Create and manage show & story rundowns and write scripts.
  • Work with the Studio, Production, Digital Media, Social Media, Marketing, and Promo Departments to make sure the goals and objectives of OP programming are communicated throughout the networks.
  • Assist and/or lead content planning meetings with the OP department and Operations Department.
  • Work with Executive Producer and staff to conceptualized & develop hour long daily shows.
  • Manage and develop content plan for shows and oversee content creation team including, but not limited to Producer, On-air Talent, and Editing functions
  • Standardizes and creates efficiencies for all programming by working with Executive Producer to develop consistent content, feature stories/programs and shows. Also develops consistencies in assisting to maintain budgets for all the programs.
  • Assist in managing other Segment Producers, PA’s, Associate Producers, Producer/Editors, and addressing & resolving any employee concerns.
  • Able to perform well under pressure, meet strict deadlines, respond quickly to changes, and be able to multi-task on multiple shows/segments at once when needed.
  • Proven track record of writing stories.
  • Proven track record of coordinating the activities of writers, show directors, managers, and other personnel throughout the production process.
  • Proven track record with research production topics using the internet, video archives, and other informational sources.
  • Review recordings to ensure conformance to production and broadcast standards.
  • Knowledge of Los Angeles community is preferred.
  • Experience with Dalet newsroom systems preferred.
  • Must have ability to handle various tasks simultaneously, organize, prioritize, make decisions and work efficiently and effectively under deadlines.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Television news experience, 5+ Years
  • Line producing experience, 3+ Years
  • High School diploma required; Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field or comparable television work experience preferred
  • Strong 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
  • 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
  • Must be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changes