Posted on: November 20, 2020
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 to 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: An Associate Producer to
research and write news scripts for assigned shows and newscasts.
Contribute to special features and stories. Participate in
coordinating coverage of major stories, breaking news and specials.
Major Duties and Responsibilities: Write news stories for an
assigned show and/or newscast, ensuring content is factually
correct and written in a clear and concise conversational style.
Verify stories are written to the pictures being edited and/or vice
versa. Follow through on all assignments meeting required
deadlines, including contributing to story ideas and development.
Fill-in producing shows and newscasts as needed. Assist producers
with choosing content and selecting appropriate graphics. Conduct
pre-interviews and on-camera interviews. Assist producer in timing
the wheel. Participate in shooting, scripting and editing, as
directed. Perform editing functions as needed. Work in a
computerized newsroom environment. Perform other duties as
assigned. Qualifications: Skills/Abilities and Knowledge Ability to
read, write, speak and understand English. Strong broadcast news
writing (AP Style) 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.
Attention to detail. Familiarity with the local market. 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: Bachelor---s degree in Broadcast Journalism or related
field or comparable television work experience preferred 2 years of
television news experience. Writing samples required. Spectrum
Networks believes every employee is an influencer and culture
keeper. We expect respectful communication, openness to feedback,
an eagerness to learn and grow, and an overall positive attitude.
Roles may require the following: Office environment Sitting and/or
standing for extended periods of time. Overtime may be required to
meet deadlines. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a
computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other computer components.
May be required to carry production equipment, such as cameras and
lights. On-call availability for 24x7, 365 days a year.
Keywords: Spectrum, Lynwood , Associate Producer, Other , Lynwood, California
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