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Full Time Greensboro, North Carolina Posted 11/21/2022 Business unit: Spectrum Networks Areas of interest: Content Development, News Requisition Number: 322450BR NPR525
Responsible for all aspects of planning upcoming coverage, which includes researching, planning and setting up stories that go to air. Works closely with MMJs on their stories, finding amazing characters, conducting research, and handling logistics. Supervises the Planning Editors.


Planning Major Events
Point person for all major events covered by the station, including elections, debates, parades and traveling assignments

Manages hotel booking and reservations for major traveling events

Harmonizes MMJs’ and Planning Editors’ schedules for major events

Organizes booking airline flights for traveling crew for special events

Supervising Planning Editor

Supervises Planning Editor’s duties, including planning for assigned zone

Approves Kronos time cards for planning editor

Overlooks planning editor’s final note of the day, which goes out to all staff

Assists planning editors with contact information and provides guidance on researching stories.

Daily Planning

Plans daily coverage for the station

Creates and updates logs for station’s daily coverage

Runs daily planning meeting with Managing Directors and Managing Editors

Sends daily outlook for the station, which lays out the coverage the next day

Performs 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

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Broadcast Communication or comparable television work experience preferred

Related Work Experience Number of Years
Experience in journalism / television newsroom 5 to 7
Management 2+

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
May be required to lift up to 5 pounds

NPR525 322450 322450BR

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