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News Copywriter

Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

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.


  • 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
    • 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
    • National news experience preferred
      • Bachelor-'s degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field preferred or comparable television work experience
        Related Work Experience
        • 5+ Years Producing experience in television news
          NPR320 299258 299258BR

Keywords: SPECTRUM, St. Petersburg , News Copywriter, Advertising , Saint Petersburg, Florida

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