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Planning Editor - Spectrum Networks - Raleigh, NC

Date posted 11/19/2020 Requisition Number: 267814BR Location: United States - North Carolina - Raleigh Area of Interest: Content Development, News, TV Programming Position Type: Full Time
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

The health and safety of our employees and candidates is very important to us. Spectrum has adopted virtual mobile recruiting tools that allow us to continue meeting new candidates. We look forward to “virtually” meeting you.


The Spectrum brands (including Spectrum Networks, Spectrum Enterprise and Spectrum Reach) are powered and innovated by Charter Communications. 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, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

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