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News Copywriter

Company: Spectrum
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: September 23, 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 30 + hyper-local news and 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: The National Desk Producer is responsible for producing national content and coordinating content sharing for Spectrum Networks. The National Desk Producers will write and edit national and international stories of interest while also curating and repurposing stories produced by Spectrum News channels across the country. The National News Producers will monitor and identify national and international stories from the AP, CNN Newsource and other sources. The National News Producer will be a key member of our National Content Hub and will coordinate national coverage of major stories and breaking news

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborates with reporting staff on presentation of their stories
  • Produces assigned news stories, video/audio elements and graphics
  • Works closely with all Spectrum channels to identify shareable content
  • Maintain a database of available content including packages, scripts, interviews, vosots etc.
  • Repurpose content from stations as needed to appeal to a broader audience
  • Uses strong news judgment to identify and prioritize which stories to produce for Spectrum markets
  • Writes and edits news stories; ensuring content is factually correct and written in a clear and concise conversational style
  • Edits national news video packages and vosots
  • Ability to produce live or recorded news programs and content
  • Verifies stories are written to the pictures being edited and/or vice versa
  • Follows through on all assignments meeting required deadlines according to the manager's instructions
  • Produces special programming as needed
  • Works in computerized newsroom environment
  • Performs other duties as assigned Qualifications:
    Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
    • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
    • Strong broadcast news writing and production ability
    • Ability to anticipate situations and meet strict deadlines
    • Interpersonal skills and excellent collaboration skills
    • Strong copy editing skills
    • Ability to work effectively within a team environment and interact with all personnel within the organization
    • Knowledge of current events and industry trends
    • Attention to detail
    • 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
    • Basic editing skills
    • Must be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changes Education & Experience:
      • High School diploma required; Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field or comparable television work experience preferred
      • 4+ years of Television or Digital news experience NPR320 316200 316200BR

Keywords: Spectrum, St. Petersburg , News Copywriter, Other , Saint Petersburg, Florida

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