Associate Producer - Spectrum News Raleigh

  • Company: Spectrum
  • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Posted: November 11, 2017
  • Reference ID: 207089BR
Spectrum News North Carolina is available on channels 14 and 200 and in the western foothills of North Carolina on channels 2, 14 and 711 exclusively on Spectrum for customers in North Carolina. Spectrum News North Carolina serves the Triad (Greensboro, Winston-​Salem and High Point), Wilmington, Charlotte and the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill) markets 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 upstate New York (Albany, Hudson Valley, Syracuse, Binghamton, Buffalo), New York City, New York; in Austin and San Antonio, Texas and in Tampa and Orlando, Florida.

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
2+ Years Television news experience

  • 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

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