Producer – Spectrum News Austin
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 our community! Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant, character-driven stories that are important to the local communities we serve.
Who we are: Spectrum Networks is a series of 30 + 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 operates in a 24-hour news cycle which can require employees to be flexible and available to work various shifts, 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 tell amazing stories that mean something to our communities. You’re fiercely accurate, with a desire to leverage your knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories across multiple platforms. 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.
What we’re looking for: As a Producer at Spectrum News, you will make decisions for live broadcasts involving audio, video, graphics, scripts and timing. You are expected to meet deadlines in a timely manner and comfortably work in a computerized newsroom environment.
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Demonstrated broadcast news writing 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
Ability to work rapidly and accurately
Basic editing skills
Education & Experience:
(required) High School diploma, Television news experience- 3+ years
(preferred) Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field or comparable television work experience, Working knowledge of general office computer software, newsroom software and basic non-linear editing systems
Normal office environment
Works primarily inside a climate-controlled environment throughout the year but might be assigned field duties on occasion