Spectrum Networks is looking for passionate, talented and driven individuals with an eagerness to join the best and most dedicated 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 and timely news that is important to the local communities we serve.

What is Spectrum Networks: Spectrum Networks is a growing organization, home of 16 Local News Channels nationwide and 3 Regional Sports Networks in the Los Angeles area. Spectrum Networks is the news and sports division of Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR), the leading broadband communications company and the second-largest cable operator in the United States.

The Spectrum News Environment: Spectrum News is a 24-hour breaking news network that requires employees be flexible and available to work various shifts throughout the day, including early mornings, late evenings, weekends and holidays. The network is currently focused on the morning news, which means your day will start in the middle of the night, but it also means your workday will end around noon (most days).

Spectrum Networks employees are passionate and driven, and can thrive in a competitive, fast-paced and fiercely accurate 24-hour breaking news environment. They are creative and/or highly technical with a desire to leverage their knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories that enhance daily living within our local communities. They are nimble and learn quickly, enabling themselves to pivot when new information is acquired within an ever-changing newsroom. They are team players with positive attitudes and strong interpersonal skills. They have the ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.

What we’re looking for: responsible for assigned stories, cuts video and sound bites and creates elements, including graphics and lower-thirds. Responsible for producing factual, clear, interesting news stories on deadline. Develops, writes and edits news stories. Contributes to story ideas and advance developing stories; participates in directing coverage plans under deadline pressure.

Major responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Writes copy and updates scripts as stories change
  • Edits video & sound bites both for assigned stories and reporter live shots
  • Watches local news and reads local newspapers to stay up to date on issues affecting our viewers
  • Works closely with Producers, Executive Producers, Reporters and Assignment Desk to relay and receive information for stories
  • Creates stories and works with reporters in setting up future stories
  • Gathers story ideas from reporters, producers, and other sources
  • Monitors websites and social media sources
  • Monitors police scanners and fire scanners for breaking news and developing stories
  • Reads county and city Government agendas for story ideas
  • Routinely checks the clerk of courts for upcoming trials and events
  • Follows up on on-going stories
  • Develops sources within the community, including government agencies and public relations representatives
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Solid news judgment and passion for news
  • Ability to develop sources
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under time pressure deadline
  • Must be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changes
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly communicate solutions; ability to relate well with diverse populations
  • Ability to interface with internal company personnel
  • Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solving
  • Must be able to work under time pressure deadlines, work different or extended shifts and flexible with schedule changes. Willing and able to work weekends and holidays

Education & Experience:
High School diploma required; Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field or comparable television work experience preferred; 4+ Television news experience.

Spectrum Networks believes every employee is an influencer and culture keeper. We expect respectful communication, openness to feedback, an eagerness to learn and grow, and an overall positive attitude. Roles may require the following:
  • Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time
  • Overtime may be required to meet deadlines
  • Varying schedule as a result of changing production, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirements
  • Dexterity of hands, fingers to operate computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other compute components
  • Provide 24x7, 365 days per year, on-call support. May entail phone or physical presence at the facility for equipment failure or other disasters. This includes, but is not limited to equipment and power failures, loss of contracted services, storms or severe weather, and loss of staff members
  • Participate in an established on-call rotation
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds at varying distances
  • Local travel up to X% in company car and may require additional trips

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