Assignment/Planning Editor CGTN News Desk

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Assignment-Planning-Editor CGTN

Maintain a keen focus on and awareness of global news events. Possess a clear understanding of digital news gathering 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.  Must be experienced in planning the coverage of upcoming large and small-scale news events.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Dispatch correspondents and camera crews to the scene of global news events
  • Constantly track correspondent assignments, shooting and delivery schedules
  • Work closely with general, business, talk format and long-form show producers to satisfy content needs
  • 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
  • Planning both short and long-term coverage on a global scale
  • 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
  • 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:

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

This position is in Downtown Washington, D.C.



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