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Technical Director II - Spectrum News SoCal 1

Location: El Segundo
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

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 our community! Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant, character-driven stories that are important to the local communities we serve.

Who we are: ------Spectrum Networks is a series of 30 + local news and 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 operates in a 24-hour news cycle which can require employees to be flexible and available to work various shifts, 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 tell amazing stories that mean something to our communities.--- You're fiercely accurate, with a desire to leverage your knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories across multiple platforms. 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.
What we're looking for:--- As a Technical Director at Spectrum, you are responsible for assisting and collaborating with aspects of production of live and recorded productions. You are expected to assist in the training of new staff while leading our production team assigned for news or sports broadcasts. You will work with technical issues, notifying our editorial team of any potential problems and documenting all procedures.
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Ability to organize and manage shifting priorities under tight deadlines and in pressure situations.
Ability to work as a leader in the control room
Ability to work effectively within a team environment and interact with all personnel within the organization
Strong technical aptitude and experience with television control room and studio production technology including video switchers, audio mixers, character generators, DVE's, robotic camera controls, production automation systems, newsroom editorial software and automated on-air playout systems.
Competent understanding/skills relate to shot composition, lighting and aesthetics
Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the ability to clearly communicate solutions.
Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative, ability to handle criticism, even temperament and a positive approach to problem solving.
Ability to work independently without direct supervision
Dependable, a self-starter and operate consistently with a high degree of accuracy.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree with a concentration in television production, or related field or equivalent work experience
3-5 years of experience in a production environment
Working Conditions:
Semi-noisy office environment
Lift/push/pull/ maneuver equipment up to 50 pounds
Ability to work different shifts or longer shifts due to "breaking news" and severe weather emergencies
Ability to work weekends and holidays
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!
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Keywords: SPECTRUM, Los Angeles , Technical Director II - Spectrum News SoCal 1, Executive , El Segundo, California

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