Regional Planning Manager CNN NY Bureau

New York
May 05, 2014
Jun 04, 2014
Ms. Talia Williams
Full Time
Posting Job Description :
Qualifications: - 5+ years experience working in a news room environment and with story development
- Strong leadership skills
- Effective and constructive communication skills, especially to/from the field and to/from program producers
- Strong editorial and organizational capabilities
- Extensive research skills
- Ability to handle multiple tasks under stressful conditions
- Prior programming experience and digital newsgathering experience preferred
- BA/BS in Journalism, Television/Film Production, Communications or related discipline

Duties: The Regional Planning Manager will work directly with the Regional Bureau Chief and the Newsgathering Director.

Under the guidance of the Bureau Chief and in collaboration with the Newsgathering Director, this person works closely with the Director of Futures and Planning teams and the planning desks of Atlanta, coordinating editorial consistency from day to day to special coverage. The position will take primary responsibility for future coverage and planning for the North East region.

Responsibilities include:
- Managing coverage planning for scheduled or anticipated news events in the North East region working under the guidance of the Regional Bureau Chief.
- Working closely with Regional Managers and Atlanta Managers ensuring their expectations and demands are met.
- Work with Development team to find unique and different stories to pitch to shows. Develop strong pitches for these stories that will create show buy-in and showcase our reporters on these programs.
- Dealing with special coverage in the aftermath of breaking news. Responding quickly to priorities to coordinate coverage desires to meet the newsgathering needs, both live and in package form, of CNN and the other News Group platforms.
- Ensuring coverage plans are well-defined and full details are outlined in documented fashion (via INews or e-mail), including correspondents-to-be-assigned, planned packages and anticipated live coverage. Projected, fully determined cost information for special coverage is also the responsibility of this position. Facilitating clear guidance and feedback to the field (Correspondents, Field Producers, Technical Crews.)
- Providing full support in regard to essential coordination and logistical planning decisions in line with the coverage and programming priorities, as well as ensuring coverage planning operates within budget constraints. Awareness of field safety issues and the well-being of the teams on assignment are a vital part of the responsibilities. Full knowledge of Company policies and practices and their effective enforcement are also a part of the oversight of this job.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

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Requisition #:142250BR

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