Planning Editor

News for WEWS
Cleveland-Akron, Ohio

posted on July 31, 2019

job posting:

The Planning Editor coordinates coverage at least one day ahead for key stories as well as scheduled special event coverage. Key Activities • Plans, researches, sets-up and builds-out enterprise stories for assigned show(s) • Creates a daily coverage plan of compelling, relevant and timely local content for assigned show(s) • Collaborates with assigned show(s) executive producer(s) to ensure coverage being delivered aligns with the vision for show • Works with the production team to ensure advance planning is a key part of the assigned shows’ newscast development each day, so that there is depth and balance with breaking or overnight news • Tracks and plans coverage of newsworthy stories including scheduled events and known news and weather events • Networks and cultivates local news sources in the coverage area that lead to compelling content • May be involved in dispatching and guiding the work of a small (3-4) assignment team consisting of a mix of Multi-Media Journalist, Reporter and/or photographers • Works with team to research, write and produce content for multiple platforms • Coordinates with digital and social media staff to facilitate content delivery to those platforms • May produce stories for special event programming • May set up interviews for newscasts • May work with special projects team • Other duties as assigned Skills • Education & Experience/Certifications • BS/BA in Journalism or related discipline • A minimum of 2 yr. experience in multi-platform content gathering and/or distribution Skills & Abilities • Knowledge of local market strongly preferred with the ability to network and cultivate sources that lead to compelling content • Excellent verbal, written and social media communication skills • Working knowledge of industry technologies and practices • Computer skills including Microsoft Office, social media programs and newsroom computer systems, including iNews • Ability to collaborate well in a team • Effective delegation and problem resolution skills • Proficiency computer based editing, Final Cut Pro is preferred Work Environment • Office environment

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expires on 10/29/2019