Company Name:

Spectrum

Location:

El Segundo, CA

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Date Posted:

March 16, 2018

Planning Editor

Client Reference Code: 213421
Employer Networks is looking for passionate, talented and driven individuals with an eagerness to join the best and most dedicated in gathering, producing and delivering stories that make a difference within a 24-hour breaking news environment. Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant and timely news that is important to the local communities we serve.

What is Employer Networks: Employer Networks is a growing organization, home of 27 Local News Channels nationwide and 9 Local/Regional Sports Channels,inclusive of 3 Los Angeles based Sports Networks. Employer Networks is the news and sports division of Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR), the leading broadband communications company and the second-largest cable operator in the United States.


The Employer News Environment: Employer News is a 24-hour breaking news network that requires employees be flexible and available to work various shifts throughout the day, including early mornings, late evenings, weekends and holidays. The network is currently focused on the morning news, which means your day will start in the middle of the night, but it also means your workday will end around noon (most days).

Employer Networks employees are passionate and driven, and can thrive in a competitive, fast-paced and fiercely accurate 24-hour breaking news environment. They are creative and/or highly technical with a desire to leverage their knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories that enhance daily living within our local communities. They are nimble and learn quickly, enabling themselves to pivot when new information is acquired within an ever-changing newsroom. They are team players with positive attitudes and strong interpersonal skills. They have the ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.

What were looking for a Planning Editor to plan daily news coverage, special events and story idea development. Contributes to story ideas and advance developing stories with a focus in planning and coordinating immediate and long term coverage.Major responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Create stories and work with reporters in setting up future stories
  • Work with managers to adjust schedules for last minute coverage
  • Gather story ideas from reporters, producers, and other sources
  • Propose coverage strategy with at least one week in advance of daily news coverage
  • Help plan daily and long term coverage
  • Work on planning special projects for the future
  • Monitor websites and social media sources
  • Read county and city Government agendas for story ideas
  • Routinely check the clerk of courts for upcoming trials and events
  • Follow up on on-going stories
  • Coordinate coverage of big stories and planned events with the Executive Producers and/or newsroom managers
  • Develop sources within the community, including government agencies and public relations representatives
  • Produce special segments on a daily basis depending on the assigned news channel
  • May be asked to develop, write and edit news stories
  • Participate in directing coverage plans under deadline pressure

  • Develop daily talkbacks from area newspapers and people of interest
  • Work at the assignment desk and play a supporting role as warranted in the pursuit of breaking news
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Solid news judgment and passion for news
  • Ability to develop sources
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under time pressure deadline
  • Must be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changes
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly communicate solutions; ability to relate well with diverse populations
  • Ability to interface with internal company personnel
  • Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solving
  • Must be able to work under time pressure deadlines, work different or extended shifts and flexible with schedule changes. Willing and able to work weekends and holidays

Education & Experience:
Bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field or comparable television work experience preferred; 4+ years experience in a newsroom; 3+ years previous experience as an assignment editor.

Employer Networks believes every employee is an influencer and culture keeper. We expect respectful communication, openness to feedback, an eagerness to learn and grow, and an overall positive attitude. Roles may require the following:
  • Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time
  • Overtime may be required to meet deadlines
  • Varying schedule as a result of changing production, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirements
  • Dexterity of hands, fingers to operate computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other compute components
  • Provide 24x7, 365 days per year, on-call support. May entail phone or physical presence at the facility for equipment failure or other disasters. This includes, but is not limited to equipment and power failures, loss of contracted services, storms or severe weather, and loss of staff members
  • Participate in an established on-call rotation
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds at varying distances
  • Local travel up to X% in company car and may require additional trips


Job Code : TWCNED140 Planning Editor Nonexempt

213421BR

Company Name:

Spectrum

Location:

El Segundo, CA

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Date Posted:

March 16, 2018

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