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Assignment Editor - Spectrum News Charlotte

Date posted 09/11/2017 Requisition Number: 203021BR Location: United States - North Carolina - Charlotte Area of Interest: Cable Television Production, Editorial, Network Television Production, News, Television/Programming Position Type: Full Time
Coordinate news crews, resources and logistics, ensuring that top stories are covered across assigned shift. Determine priorities and assign coverage to news units. Collaborate on story ideas and coordinate assignments of the news gathering staff.

Respond quickly and efficiently to breaking news; coordinate multiple live field crews and the chopper

Set up news stories by planning daily and long term coverage

Monitor websites, social media sources and post content to news website

Monitor police and fire scanners for breaking news and developing stories

Collaborate with editors to determine which news events should be covered and which correspondent should cover each event

Communicate the coverage needs of the assignment desk to crews and dispatch and coordinate photographers and field crews

Develop sources within the community, including government agencies and public relations representatives

Make beat calls to sources and other agencies

Gather accurate information from the public and public agencies

Maintain current and future files for news stories

Contribute to story ideas and advance developing stories; participate in directing coverage plans under deadline pressure

Perform other duties as assigned

Skills/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

High School diploma required; college degree preferred

Related Work Experience Number of Years
Assignment desk experience in a television newsroom 4+

Works inside a climate controlled environment throughout the year
Works in an open newsroom setting with a semi-noisy environment
May be required to lift up to 5 pounds

Charter Communication is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability

More on Spectrum: Charter Communications reaffirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities for employment and advancement to qualified employees and applicants. Individuals will be considered for positions for which they meet the minimum qualifications and are able to perform without regard to race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, current unemployment status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. Charter Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Current Unemployment Status.

Spectrum is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Current Unemployment Status.

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