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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: The Digital Producer is responsible for producing content from Spectrum News’ Washington Bureau for digital products, including assigned news channels’ websites, mobile apps and social media sites. Work with Washington reporters to turn their stories into robust digital content. Attend editorial meetings with both National Digital team and Washington Bureau to stay synced with all ongoing and breaking news priorities and provide suggestions for digital content extensions
The Digital Producer is responsible for producing innovative news content for non-linear platforms across the Spectrum Networks footprint. Contribute to news stories and facilitate execution in a deadline driven environment that embraces creativity.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Write, copyedit, and prioritize enterprise and breaking news content under the direction of the Digital Executive Producer
Take an active role in adapting Spectrum News content effectively for digital platforms
Work collaboratively with news producers and assignment editors to aggressively pursue new, interesting, developing stories and use news judgment to effectively prioritize when and how they are presented across all digital platforms
Collaborate with news reporting staff on presentation of their stories on the website and social media, utilizing best practices
Apply SEO techniques to increase visibility of content
Participate in news editorial meetings to provide story ideas and digital content suggestions
Interact with followers on the network’s social media accounts and grow the audience
Work collaboratively with the local digital team and other members of the digital team across the Spectrum Networks footprint on items including editorial projects and network initiatives
When assigned, work with other departments on initiatives that require content integration
Work with various programs, including Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere to produce high quality digital elements to accompany news content
Stay familiar with trends within the industry to support creative direction
Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications: Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English
Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with news editorial, creative, and administrative personnel
Strong writing and editing skills including knowledge and adherence to AP style
Must be technically savvy and have excellent computer skills and internet search techniques
Knowledge of best practices on professional journalism social media accounts
Must be able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and in a deadline driven environment
Must have strong news judgement and play an active role in news gathering
Strong time management and organizational skills
Familiarity with internet publishing workflow, including experience with a content management system, image editing software, video editing tools, and social media platforms
Ability to tell engaging stories in the digital space by adding video assets, photos, social posts, etc.
Must be able and willing to work different shifts, including weekends and holidays, and be flexible with schedule changes
Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s or graduate degree in Journalism, Communications, or comparable work experience in a related field
3+ years of experience in online journalism preferred
Our 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
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.
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