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Planning Editor - News 13 Orlando

Date posted 01/10/2018 Requisition Number: 207489BR Location: United States - Florida - Orlando Area of Interest: Cable Television Production, Editorial, Network Television Production, News, Television/Programming Position Type: Full Time
JOB SUMMARY
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 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • 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
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
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 as well news writing 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
Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communication or comparable television work experience preferred

Related Work Experience
  • 4+ Years Experience in a television newsroom
  • 3+ Years Previous experience as an Assignment Editor or Producer
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
  • May be required to lift up to 5 pounds
EOE
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.

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