Associate Producer - Spectrum News Raleigh
Raleigh , North Carolina
October 18, 2017
Research and write news scripts for assigned shows and newscasts. Research, develop, write, edit and shoot news stories on deadline. Contribute to special features and stories. Participate in coordinating coverage of major stories, breaking news and specials.

Write news stories for an assigned show and/or newscast, ensuring content is factually correct and written in a clear and concise conversational style

Verify stories are written to the pictures being edited and/or vice versa

Follow through on all assignments meeting required deadlines, including contributing to story ideas and development

Report within assigned deadlines

Fill-in producing shows and newscasts as needed

Work with a photographer on occasion

Work with assignment desk editors and master control operators and independently in the newsgathering process

Conduct pre-interviews and on-camera interviews

Responsible for representing channel in a professional manner

Participate in shooting, scripting and editing, as directed

Write, shoot and edit own news stories for an assigned newscast or news series

Combine video, audio and graphics to tell the story effectively

Perform editing functions as needed

Work in a computerized newsroom environment

Manage general upkeep of assigned company equipment

Assist assignment desk and media management, as directed

Perform other duties as assigned

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Strong broadcast news writing ability
Ability to anticipate situations, organize and manage multiple priorites and meet strict deadlines
Interpersonal skills and excellent collaboration skills
Ability to relate well with diverse populations and age groups
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
Must be able to work rapidly and accurately
Working knowledge of general office computer software, newsroom software and basic non-linear editing systems a plus
Basic editing skills
Must be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changes
High School diploma required; Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field or comparable television work experience preferred
Must obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license for authorized driving in the State of residence

Related Work Experience Number of Years
Television news experience 2+

Works primarily inside a climate controlled environment throughout the year but might be assigned field duties on occasion and subjected to various weather conditions that could include extreme heat or cold conditions
Must be able to work under time pressure deadlines and willing and able to work different shifts or longer shifts due to “breaking news” and severe weather emergencies. Willing and able to work weekends and holidays
Works in an open newsroom setting with a semi-noisy environment
Lifting and carrying up to 70 pounds

Charter Communication is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability

A little about us:
Spectrum is the nation’s fastest growing TV, internet and voice company. We’re committed to integrating the highest quality service with superior entertainment and communications products.

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