Spectrum Networks is looking for enthusiastic, talented and driven individuals to join the best and brightest in gathering, producing and delivering news that make a difference within a 24-hour breaking news 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.
JOIN OUR JOURNEY IF…
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 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.
Responsible for assisting the News Director in overall planning, development and production of all news programming, and providing day-to-day management of the newsroom. Participates in coordinating coverage of major stories, breaking news and specials. Guides the development of coverage plans, including anticipating special news or sports events, ensuring comprehensive, well-rounded coverage.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides leadership for the editorial direction of programming for Spectrum News, including daily news coverage, long-range planning for major news events and production initiatives
Responsible for managing both editorial content and personnel, including scheduling and holding managers and staff accountable to one another and newsroom expectations, including disciplinary matters
Ensures that news coverage meets company policies, industry codes, FCC rules and station brand values; enforces journalistic, ethical and legal standards
Oversees the planning and development and ensures creation of a continuous flow of editorial content.
Drives content for stories and allocates personnel to specific projects. Enhances news or other content.
Assists in hiring, supervising and developing news staff. Conducts performance evaluations for direct reports, including reporters and producers.
Works with technical departments to facilitate use of newsroom systems and to coordinate work flow between technical and news staffs and to coordinate remote productions.
Works with Creative Services Department to promote and market Spectrum News and coordinates special programming with the Traffic and Sales departments.
Maintains a positive work environment by motivating and communicating in a professional manner.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Demonstrated ability to lead people and obtain results through others
Ability to anticipate situations and plan over short and long terms
Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
Ability to build relationships and motivate
Problem analysis skills and problem resolution skills at both a strategic and a functional level
Knowledge of all aspects of local news programming, especially social media
Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the ability to produce clear and concise written analysis and reports
Ability to promote product within the company and throughout the area
In depth ability with MS Office
Ability to analyze and interpret data
Ability to effectively present information to management
Ability to make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure
Ability to show judgment and initiative and to accomplish job duties
Ability to think strategically and anticipate future trends, needs and expectations
Strong business planning and forecasting skills
Strong analytic, organizational, and problem solving skills
Proven leadership and mentoring skills
Ability to analyze data and develop and present data driven reports
Must be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changes
Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism, management or related field or comparable television management work experience
Related Work Experience Number of Years
News management experience 8-10
Management experience 5+
Affiliate television station or cable station experience preferred
Works primarily inside a climate controlled environment throughout the year but might be assigned field duties on occasion
Works in an open newsroom setting with a semi-noisy environment
May be required to lift up to 5 pounds
Spectrum Networks is a growing organization, with 31 Networks across 12 States. Our commitment is to create relevant, timely content essential in the day to day lives of the people who live in the communities we serve. Additionally, our breadth allows us to share relevant content across our nation-wide networks, increasing our opportunity to share timely stories. We truly believe in continually redefining and re-establishing how we engage with our viewers and their local communities. Each Spectrum Networks’ 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!
Charter Communication is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability
About this company
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 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 could start very early, 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 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.
Location/Region: Milwaukee, WI