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TV Writer

Company: SPECTRUM
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

Spectrum Networks is looking for enthusiastic, talented and driven individuals to join the best and brightest 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, timely news that's important to the local communities we serve.

Who we are: Spectrum Networks is a series of 27 hyper-local news and 9 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 is a 24-hour breaking news network which requires employees who are flexible and available to work various shift, 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 flourish in a competitive, fast-paced environment. You're fiercely accurate, with a desire to leverage your knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories to viewers in our local communities. 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. You have the ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.

What we're looking for: 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.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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 timingWrites news stories for an assigned newscasts; ensuring content is factually correct and written in a clear and concise conversational styleCollaborate with Executive Producers and ProducersSolve the challenges that come with dynamic news coverageGenerate story and coverage ideas on a daily and long-term basisDevelop backups for critical coverage Coordinate logistics with all Spectrum stationsFollows through on all assignments meeting required deadlines according to the Executive Producer's instructionsProduces special programming as neededWorks in computerized newsroom environmentPerforms other duties as assignedQualifications:
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Impeccable editorial judgementMust have a passion for news and storytellingKnowledge of current events and industry trendsMust be able to work quickly and accurately while juggling multiple tasks and prioritiesMust have live control room experienceAbility to read, write, speak and understand EnglishInnovate storytelling and newscast producing Knowledge of social media platformsAbility to work effectively within a team environment and interact with all personnel throughout organizationExcellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skillsAbility to anticipate situations, meet strict deadlines, organize and manage multiple prioritiesPro-active with demonstrated enthusiasm in dealing with breaking news and high-stress situationsAbility to effectively train othersBasic editing skillsMust adhere to attendance guidelinesMust be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changesWorking knowledge of general office computer software, newsroom software and basic non-linear editing systems preferredEducation & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field preferred or comparable television work experience5+ Years Producing experience in television news National news experience preferredOur 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! Roles may require the following:
Overtime may be required to meet deadlinesVarying schedule due to, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirementsProvide 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 failure

Keywords: SPECTRUM, St. Petersburg , TV Writer, Other , Saint Petersburg, Florida

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