National Content Manager - Spectrum Networks

Spectrum - Washington, DC3.5

Client Reference Code: 237144
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 breaking 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: Spectrum News seeks an experienced journalist with people management and news production experience to help guide our expanding DC bureau. This leader will build and shape content creation from the National News Desk. Strong writing, production and organizational skills with a love of breaking news are essential. The leader must be an effective multitasker and planner with the ability to juggle multiple stories and logistics to deliver the highest quality journalism.

Working with the Bureau Chief, lead the production and editorial process
Manage and inspire a team of journalists
Coordinate and assign news coverage to reporters, producers, writers and photographers
Create and retool daily workflows as needed; build templates to streamline productivity
Know the news- stay current on all trending news topics and newsmakers
Manage news content sharing within Spectrum Networks
Make certain that we provide a balanced, accurate, objective picture of all newsworthy events
Coordinate with local newsrooms to assure accurate and appropriate coverage
Build and maintain a database of national news contacts and cultivate contacts and sources
Oversee the editorial process including copy editing and approving the final edited version of video packages
Jump in and produce content as needed
Evaluate staff performance and give on-going feedback for improvement
Hire, promote and assign qualified personnel
Effectively train, develop, mentor and evaluate staff
Conduct formal performance reviews and disciplinary action
Provide a motivating environment for staff
Serve as a liaison between the National News Desk and other Spectrum Networks to ensure all are working towards unified goals
Acts as a role model for staff by maintaining ethical, professional and legal standards
Works to grow and promote the Spectrum News brand in Washington
Set news agenda according to Spectrum News guidelines and maintain journalistic integrity, accuracy and fairness
Ensures that all applicable standards are followed; remains current on industry trends and legal considerations
Other duties as assigned

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Strong news judgment
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Demonstrated ability to lead people and obtain results through others
Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
Ability to build relationships and motivate
Knowledge of all aspects of local news programming, especially social media
Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills
Ability to promote product within the company and throughout the area
In depth skills with MS Office, Final Cut Pro, Dalet, AP Planner, Newsource
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels in the organization
Ability to think strategically and anticipate future trends, needs and expectations
Strong analytic, organizational, and problem solving skills
Must be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changes
Ability to effectively manage large and complex projects
Exceptional editorial judgment
Ability to work in a fast paced environment

Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism or comparable experience
Master’s degree in Journalism or commensurate area of study preferred
10+ years of experience with journalistic practices that include video storytelling techniques, audience-building tactics
6+ years of Management experience
Our Culture: Every employee is an influencer and culture keeper. We expect respectful communication (despite pressure), openness to feedback, an eagerness to learn, and an overall positive attitude! Roles may require the following:
Overtime may be required to meet deadlines
Varying schedule due to, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirements
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 schedule conflicts
Participation in an established on-call rotation

Job Code : NPR603 Sr Mgr, Assistant News Direct Exempt