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Executive Producer - Spectrum News - Louisville, KY

Company: SPECTRUM
Location: Georgetown
Posted on: February 25, 2021

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 1 Executive Producers are passionate about delivering accurate, impactful information around the clock to our viewers across the state. We don't chase breaking news here. We enterprise and focus on character-driven stories that really matter to our viewers. Being on our team means you're ready to inspire and be inspired! You're passionate, creative and highly technical, driven to succeed in a 24-hour statewide news 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.
Being an Executive Producer involves managerial oversight for editorial content across multiple dayparts. This includes scripts for special content, politics and developing stories. This may relate to important daily news coverage, franchise, feature, or special event coverage and long-form pieces.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Supervisory responsibilities for newsroom staff and station personnel working on newscasts with particular emphasis on Producers, Associate Producers, Reporters, Multi-media Journalists, and News Photographers, ensuring the department's staffing and assignment needs are metSolve the challenges that come with dynamic news coverageDevelop backups for critical coverageOversee decisions on story lineup, video/audio elements, graphics and timing to construct a showWork with Producers to create the newscast productMay fill in for Producers as neededProduce special programming as neededPerform writing, editing and digitizing functions as neededGenerate story and coverage ideas on a daily and long-term basisHandles shift scheduling and approves paid time off when applicableFollow through on all assignments meeting required deadlinesPerform other duties as assignedQualifications:
Skill/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand EnglishProficient at inspiring staff to attain station goals of creativity, urgency and accuracyAbility to work effectively within a team environment and interact with all personnel within the organizationExcellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills Attention to detailMust be able to work rapidly and accuratelyAbility to anticipate situations, meet strict deadlines, organize and manage multiple prioritiesKnowledge of current events and industry trendsPro-active with demonstrated enthusiasm in dealing with breaking news and high-stress situationsAbility to effectively train othersBasic editing skillsMust adhere to attendance guidelinesMust be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changesWorking 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
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 deadlinesVarying schedule due to, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirementsProvide 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 conflictsParticipation in an established on-call rotation






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