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Executive Producer

Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: November 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 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 Executive Producer, National News will be responsible for leading a team of producers and associate producers in the production of live and recorded national newscasts. The EP 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 EP will also be responsible for producing special reports and series.

  • Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.
  • Supervisory responsibilities for newsroom staff and station personnel working on newscasts with particular emphasis on Producers and Associate Producers, ensuring the department's staffing and assignment needs are met.
  • Serve as editorial lead of newscasts
  • Oversee decisions on story lineup, video/audio elements, graphics and show timing
  • Solve the challenges that come with dynamic news coverage
  • Develop backups for critical coverage
  • Coordinate logistics with all Spectrum stations
  • Perform writing and editing functions as needed
  • Generate story and coverage ideas on a daily and long-term basis
  • Handles shift scheduling and approves paid time off when applicable
  • Follow through on all assignments meeting required deadlines
  • Perform other duties as assignedQualifications:
    Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
    • 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
    • Proficient at inspiring staff to attain goals of creativity, urgency and accuracy
    • 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
    • Proficient in video editing and use of graphics
    • 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 preferredEducation & Experience:
      • Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field preferred or comparable television work experience
      • 5+ years of producing and Executive Producing experience in television news
      • 2+ years of management experience
      • 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 deadlines
        • Varying schedule due to, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirements
        • 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 schedule conflicts NPR540 299235 299235BR

Keywords: SPECTRUM, St. Petersburg , Executive Producer, Other , Saint Petersburg, Florida

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