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Show Producer - Spectrum News SoCal

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CA, United States

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Entertainment jobs & Crew

Job Type:

Staff / Crew

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The Show Producer will be responsible for executing live daily studio programs from the control room. This role will work closely with both the Line Producers, Senior Producers, Coordinating Producers as well as all studio, and control room crew and staff to execute live studio programs across all networks (SportsNet, SportsNet LA and News) as assigned. The role seeks a calm, organized director who works well under pressure and treats co-workers with respect and positive energy even in the most stressful and pressure filled moments – and will instill that in those around him/her.

  • Direct live and/or recorded studio-based programs for Regional Sports Networks as well as News Programs as assigned.
  • Perform typical functions during production such as confering and cueing crew, talent, etc. in collaboration with show producers, etc.
  • Establish pace of programs and sequences of scenes according to time requirements and talent and set accessibility.
  • Perform administrative duties, such as preparing operational reports, distributing rehearsal call sheets and script copies, and arranging for rehearsal quarters.
  • Monitor post-production processes to ensure studio shows are delivered to master control correctly.
  • Conduct meetings with staff to discuss production progress and to ensure production objectives are attained.
  • Resolve personnel problems that arise during the production process by acting as liaison between dissenting parties when necessary.
  • Consult with writers, producers, or talent about script changes,, etc. to create final drafts.
  • Study and research formats/scripts to determine how they should be directed.
  • Provide Operations Management with feedback and work evaluation of all control room and studio personnel.
  • This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and employee may also perform other reasonable related business duties as assigned by the senior production and other management as required.

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
  • Experience working as Show Director and Associate Director for live studio programs.
  • Live event directing experience is a plus.
  • Able to perform well under pressure, manage breaking news situations, meet strict deadlines, and respond quickly to changes.
  • Must have ability to handle various tasks simultaneously, organize, prioritize, make decisions and work efficiently and effectively under deadlines.
  • Solid knowledge base and experience managing production staff.
  • In-depth crew experience working in live TV.
  • Strong story-based journalistic instincts and skills and the ability to bring that out in others.
  • Experience creating, guiding and then reviewing each production for improvement and growth.
  • High organizational skills
  • Thorough knowledge of operation and office policies and procedures. Must have ability to handle various tasks simultaneously, organize, prioritize, make decisions and work efficiently and effectively under deadlines.

Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or related field, or equivalent work experience is a plus but priority will be given to experience.

Related Work Experience
  • 8+ years television sports/news production experience.
  • Experience with Dalet newsroom systems preferred.

Travel Requirements:
  • Travel depending upon project need. Valid passport preferred

Leadership/Staff Accountability:
  • 3+ years Manager+: Delegates authority to carry out work of a unit to subordinate supervisors or managers.

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, leadership skills, news judgment, computer skills, ability to make decisions and work under pressure.
  • Creative and respectively assertive.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Highly motivated and results-oriented.
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Able to work flexible hours, nights, holidays and weekends.
  • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
  • Flexible during times of change.
  • Must be willing and able to learn, understand, and grow with the business.
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.

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