Executive Digital Producer - Spectrum Networks St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 293015BR
Spectrum Networks is looking for enthusiastic, talented and driven individuals to join the best and brightest in gathering, producing and delivering stories that make a difference within a 24-hour breaking news environment! Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant, timely news that's important to the local communities we serve.
Who we are: Spectrum Networks is a series of 27 hyper-local news and 9 regional sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications, Inc. Spectrum Networks seeks to provide the most essential local news and information, cultivating relevant and thoughtful conversations that foster informed and engaged communities.
The Environment: Spectrum News is a 24-hour news network which requires employees who are flexible and available to work various shift, including early morning, late evenings, weekends and holidays.
Being on our team means … 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 in 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.
What we’re looking for: The Digital Executive Producer to oversee day-to-day content development across digital platforms, including but not limited to local news app, websites and social media. This person will lead an energetic and nimble team of digital content creators within a fast-paced newsroom and translate the day’s stories into highly-engaging, best-in-class content. Major responsibilities include but are not limited to:
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage a team of digital content creators; collaborate with the newsroom (digital and linear) to identify stories of the day and plan coverage that is appropriate for various digital platforms
Maintain editorial oversight over digital platforms
Supervise and mentor digital team consisting of producers and associate producers
Maintain digital content calendar containing priority events, initiatives and opportunities
Establish data-driven approach to inform and build overall digital and social strategy and increase engagement
Guide the creation of video, photo and written digital content and interface with the Creative Services Department to further coordinate asset creation
Encourage adoption of Spectrum News style guide as well as SEO, photo and social best practices; provide content editing where necessary
Build consensus within the newsroom and coach the entire staff to “think digitally” when crafting content on a daily basis; encourage continuous collaboration between news and digital team
Operate a suite of software that includes the Dalet newsroom management system, web content management system; work with Digital Product team to create workflow efficiencies
Qualifications Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Impeccable integrity and ability to support team in making tough journalistic calls in fast moving news cycles
Strong editorial kills
Must have ability to think outside the box to develop unique storytelling techniques
Must be able to collaborate with multi-platform teams – some of whom will be in other U.S. markets
Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, organizational skills
Ability to collaborate with senior newsroom leadership
Familiarity with the AP print writing style
Strong understanding of social media landscape and an active user
Experience with website/CMS platform management
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and/or digital content software
Working knowledge of video production and post production techniques and software
A high level of attention to detail, particularly with spelling and grammar
Education & Experience:
5+ years producing news, sports, and/or lifestyles & entertainment digital content
2+ years Management experience
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications or related field preferred or equivalent work experience
Spectrum Networks is a series of 27 hyper-local news and 9 regional sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications, Inc. Spectrum Networks seeks to provide the most essential local news and information, cultivating relevant and thoughtful conversations that foster informed and engaged communities.