Assignment/Planning Editor

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Assignment-Planning-Editor CGTN

Job Description

Maintain a keen focus on and awareness of global news events with a focus on China, North and South America. Dispatch correspondents and camera crews to the scene of global news events. Present timely and creative ideas for news coverage. Work with correspondents on story development and help with field production as needed. Work with a strong team of daily and planning editors collaborating on finding original story content. Possess a clear understanding of TV news production including editorial, logistical and operational techniques.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Communicate clearly with director, planning and desk editors on coverage plans
  • Handle logistics for correspondents, including, but not limited to travel, accreditation and visas
  • Constantly track correspondent assignments, shooting and delivery schedules
  • Develop and maintain a close familiarity with issues and personalities influencing news events in North and South America, as well as in China and Asia-Pacific
  • Planning both short and long-term coverage on a global scale
  • Must be capable of efficiently handling multiple breaking news stories in a fast-paced network newsroom environment
  • Easily adapt to other duties and responsibilities required by the Director of Newsgathering

Qualifications/ Requirements:

  • College degree in mass communications or journalism preferred
  • Must have at least 3+ years network or major market newsgathering and planning experience
  • Strong organizational skills required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required
  • Should have a working knowledge of the issues, lifestyles and culture that are unique to China
  • Possess an understanding of and appreciation for a multinational, multicultural work environment
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be able to work weekends and evenings

Desired Characteristics:

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



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