Production Specialist II - News 13 Orlando
Orlando , Florida
November 21, 2017
Perform Director/TD duties and master control duties as needed in addition to the duties of an audio operator/media editor. Production Specialist II must be able to fulfill four of the four competencies on a consistent basis within Operations

  • Direct and technical direct the audio and visual portions of live and recorded television through the use of automated production systems
  • Clearly communicate with all Spectrum Networks personnel internally and externally
  • Exhibit excellent customer skills and be attentive to all departments needs
  • Collaboration with editorial and control room staffs regarding live programming
  • Promote teamwork within a positive work environment
  • Exhibit consistent leadership skills when performing directing duties
  • Have competent understanding/skills related to shot composition, lighting and aesthetics
  • Monitor on-air quality and automation systems for multiple program streams
  • Coordination of media resources among the Local Programming Group
  • Monitor closed captioning on the news channels for accuracy and order live captioning when necessary
  • Commercial break monitoring and manual insertion
  • Media management, segmenting and editing of sports programming
  • Tune in microwave/satellite shots and have solid understanding of bonded cellular programs (ex. TVU)
  • Record feeds using remote control software of video servers
  • Communicate efficiently with news and production personnel internally and externally
  • Operate robotic camera controls and audio mixing console
  • Set-up and maintain studio equipment
  • Edit news wheel content using non-linear editing systems
  • Archive news footage
  • Establish and enforce editing protocol within the newsroom
  • Update documentation relating to all Operations procedures and workflows
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
Must have the ability to organize and manage shifting priorities under tight deadlines and in pressure situations. Must have the ability to multi-task and adapt quickly to change

Requires strong technical aptitude and experience with television control room and studio production technology including knowledge/skills with, audio mixers, robotic camera controls, production automation systems, newsroom editorial software, non-linear editing systems, microwave/satellite systems, bonded cellular systems, router systems and automated on-air play out systems. Familiar with video switchers, character generators, DVE’s and video servers

Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills in English with the ability to clearly communicate with all levels within the organization and with external vendors. Professional courtesy and respect are vital at all times. Consistent ability to use positive language

Teamwork: Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative, ability to handle criticism, even temperament and a positive approach to problem solving. Must work effectively within a team environment. Dependable self-starter who can operate consistently with a high degree of accuracy. Strong attention to detail and desire to excel. Must also be able to work independently without direct supervision
Familiar with master control operations and/or possess technical directing skills
Must adhere to attendance guidelines
Must be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changes

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

Related Work Experience
6 years of experience working in a fast paced news environment

Working Conditions
Normal office environment
Ability to lift up to 70 pounds. Push/pull/maneuver equipment up to 50 lbs

Charter Communications 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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