Assignment/Planning Editor

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Assignment/Planning Editor

Responsibilities: Maintain a keen focus on and awareness of global news events. Possess a clear understanding of digital newsgathering and TV news production including editorial, logistical and operational techniques. Must be capable of efficiently handling multiple breaking news stories in a fast paced network newsroom environment.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning both short and long-term coverage on a global scale
  • Develop and maintain a close familiarity with issues and personalities influencing news events in North and South America, as well as in China and the Asia-Pacific
  • Work closely with general, business, talk format and long-form show producers to satisfy content needs
  • Dispatch correspondents and camera crews to the scene of global news events
  • Transition flawlessly from a news-of-day focus to long and short-term coverage planning including finding and pitching creative story ideas, maintaining multiple planning calendars and meshing with planning desks in other international locations
  • Constantly track correspondent assignments, shooting and delivery schedules
  • Adhere to the highest journalistic standards for ethics and responsibility
  • Easily adapt to other duties and responsibilities required by the Director of Newsgathering, Managing Editor and Deputy Managing Editor
  • Possess an understanding of television news agencies and how they function

Qualifications/ Requirements:

  • Must have at least 3-5 years network or major market newsgathering experience
  • Maintain excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Possess an understanding of and appreciation for a multi-national, multi-cultural work environment
  • Have and maintain a clear understanding of how social media is used to cover and influence news events

Desired Characteristics:

  • Interest in China and Asia-Pacific a plus
  • International news gathering and television field experience a plus



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