Planning Editor - Spectrum News Albany

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Full Time Albany, New York Posted 06/23/2022 Business unit: Spectrum Networks Areas of interest: Content Development, Editorial, News Requisition Number: 309765BR NED140

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 our community! Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant, character-driven stories that are important to the local communities we serve. 

Who we are:  Spectrum Networks is a series of 30 + local news and 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 operates in a 24-hour news cycle which can require employees to be flexible and available to work various shifts, 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 tell amazing stories that mean something to our communities.  You're fiercely accurate, with a desire to leverage your knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories across multiple platforms. 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.

What we’re looking for:  A Planning Editor who is responsible for planning daily news, special events and story development. You will manage schedules, adjusting for daily and long term coverage. You must stay up to date on Government and community agendas to follow on-going stories and plan accordingly. You may be asked to write and edit stories as well.


  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Demonstrated news judgment and passion for news
  • Ability to develop sources
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under time pressure deadline
  • 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

Education & Experience:

  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communication or comparable television work experience
  • 4+ years of experience in a television newsroom required
  • 3 years of previous experience as an Assignment Editor required

Working Conditions:

  • Works inside a climate-controlled environment throughout the year
  • Works in an open newsroom setting with a semi-noisy environment
  • Communicates in person, by phone and by email
  • Ability to work different shifts, be flexible with schedule changes and able to cover stand-by responsibilities when assigned
  • May be required to lift up to 5 pounds

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!

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