Assignment Planning Editor

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Assignment-Planning-Editor CGTN

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 news gathering 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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