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Planning Editor - Spectrum Networks - Madison, WI

Company: SPECTRUM
Location: Lake Mills
Posted on: February 25, 2021

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 - 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:
Plan daily news coverage, special events and story idea development. Contributes to story idea 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 coverageGather story ideas from MMJs, producers, and other sourcesPropose coverage strategy with at least one week in advance of daily news coverageHelp plan daily and long term coverageWork on planning special projects for the futureMonitor websites and social media sourcesCoordinate 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 representativesProduce special segments on a daily basisMay be asked to develop, write and edit news storiesParticipate in directing coverage plans under deadline pressureDevelop daily talkbacks with people of interestAssists Planning Manager in the pursuit of information during breaking news situationsPerform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
Skill/Abilities and Knowledge Ability to read, write, speak and understand EnglishSolid news judgment and passion for newsAbility to develop sourcesAbility to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under time pressure deadlineMust be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changesExcellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly communicate solutions; ability to relate well with diverse populationsAbility to interface with internal company personnelRequires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solvingMust 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 holidaysEducation & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Communication or comparable television work experience preferred 4+ Years of experience in a television newsroom preferred3+ 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 deadlinesVarying schedule due to, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirementsProvide 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 conflictsParticipation in an established on-call rotation


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