Planning Editor
Spectrum
 Boston, NY

Job Description

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 Youre ready to inspire and be inspired! Youre 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 were looking for: Spectrum Networks is looking for a Planning Editor to 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

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 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:

  • Bachelors degree in Journalism or related field or comparable television work experience preferred
  • 4+ years experienced in a television news room
  • 3 years experience as an assignment editor

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

Area of Interest

Content Development, Editorial, News

Business Unit

Spectrum Networks

Work City

New York - Buffalo

Work State

New York

Location

355 Chicago St

Zip Code

14204

Job Code

NED140 Planning Editor

Cost Center

2989022209-Spectrum NLP LLC -Buffalo News-News Editorial

Controlling Establishment ID

00457 - Buffalo Chicago St

FCC Unit

13556