Executive Producer - Spectrum News Austin
Spectrum News Austin
is available on channels 8 and 200 exclusively on Spectrum for customers in the Austin, Texas region. Spectrum News Austin serves Central Texas and provides 24-hour local news, politics, features and weather seven days a week.
The 24-hour news channel shares content with its sister channels in the Spectrum News Networks family: Spectrum News channels in Albany, Hudson Valley, Syracuse, Binghamton, Buffalo, Rochester and New York City, New York; in San Antonio, Texas; in Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh, North Carolina; and in Tampa and Orlando, Florida. The channel first launched September 13, 1999.
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
Managerial oversight for editorial content across multiple platforms during an assigned shift. Includes scripts for special content, politics and breaking news. This may relate to important daily news coverage, franchise, feature, or special event coverage and documentaries.
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 met
Solve the challenges that come with dynamic news coverage
Develop backups for critical coverage
Oversee decisions on story lineup, video/audio elements, graphics and timing to construct a show
Work with Producers to create the newscast product
May fill in for Producers as needed
Produce special programming as needed
Perform writing, editing and digitizing functions as needed
Generate story and coverage ideas on a daily and long-term basis
Follow through on all assignments meeting required deadlines
Perform other duties as assigned
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Proficient at inspiring staff to attain station goals of creativity, urgency and accuracy
Ability to work effectively within a team environment and interact with all personnel within the organization
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Attention to detail
Must be able to work rapidly and accurately
Ability to anticipate situations, meet strict deadlines, organize and manage multiple priorities
Knowledge of current events and industry trends
Pro-active with demonstrated enthusiasm in dealing with breaking news and high-stress situations
Ability to effectively train others
Basic editing skills
Must adhere to attendance guidelines
Must be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changes
Working knowledge of general office computer software, newsroom software and basic non-linear editing systems preferred
Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field preferred or comparable television work experience
Related Work Experience
Number of Years
Producing and executive producing experience in television news 5
Management experience 2
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