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Planning Editor - Spectrum Networks - Charlotte, NC

Company: SPECTRUM
Location: Kannapolis
Posted on: October 11, 2020

Job Description:

Spectrum Networks is looking for enthusiastic, talented and driven individuals to join the best and brightest 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, timely news that's important to the local communities we serve.

Who we are: Spectrum Networks is a series of 27 hyper-local news and 9 regional sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications, Inc. Spectrum Networks seeks to provide the most essential local news and information, cultivating relevant and thoughtful conversations that foster informed and engaged communities.

The Environment: Spectrum News is a 24-hour breaking news network which requires employees who are flexible and available to work various shift, including early morning, late evenings, weekends and holidays.

Being on our team means ? You?re ready to inspire and be inspired! You?re passionate, creative and highly technical, driven to flourish in a competitive, fast-paced environment. You're fiercely accurate, with a desire to leverage your knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories to viewers in our local communities. You're nimble, having the ability to pivot in an ever-changing workflow. You are a team player with a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills. You have the ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.

What we?re looking for:

Partner with MMJs to perform research, to find unique angles to stories, to locate central figures for our character-driven storytelling. Plan news coverage, special events and story idea development. Contribute to story ideas and advance developing stories with a focus on planning and coordinating immediate and long term coverage.

Major Duties and Responsibilities Create stories and work with MMJs in finding, setting up, and researching character-driven future stories

Work with managers to adjust schedules for last minute coverage

Gather story ideas from MMJs, 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

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

May be asked to develop, write and edit news stories

Participate in directing coverage plans under deadline pressure

Develop daily talkbacks with people of interest

Assists Planning Manager in the pursuit of information during breaking news situations

Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Skill/Abilities and Knowledge

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: Bachelor?s degree in Broadcast Communication or comparable television work experience preferred

4+ Years of experience in a television newsroom preferred

3+ years previous experience as an Assignment Editor in a television newsroom preferred

Our Culture: Every employee is an influencer and culture keeper. We expect respectful communication (despite pressure), openness to feedback, an eagerness to learn, and an overall positive attitude! Roles may require the following: Overtime may be required to meet deadlines

Varying schedule due to, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirements

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 schedule conflicts

Participation in an established on-call rotation

Keywords: SPECTRUM, Kannapolis , Planning Editor - Spectrum Networks - Charlotte, NC, Other , Kannapolis, North Carolina

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