Planning and Assignment Editor

Jan 13, 2016
Feb 13, 2016
Ursula Perales
Metro Area
Full Time

CCTV AMERICA, the Washington DC-based component of China Central Television’s global 24 hour English language news channel, seeks candidates to fill a new ASSIGNMENT/PLANNING EDITOR position on the Washington news desk.

Qualified candidates must have at least 3-5 years network or major market newsgathering experience and must be capable of efficiently handling multiple breaking news stories in a fast paced network newsroom environment as well as planning both short and long term coverage on a global scale.

Among the duties and responsibilities:
•Maintain a keen focus on and awareness of global news events.
•Develop and maintain a close familiarity with issues and personalities influencing news events in North and South America.
•Possess a clear understanding of digital newsgathering and TV news production including editorial, logistical and operational techniques.
•Work closely with general, business, talk format and long-form show producers to satisfy content needs.
•Dispatch correspondents and camera crews to the scene of global news events.
•Transition flawlessly from a news-of-day focus to long and short term coverage planning including finding and pitching creative story ideas, maintaining multiple planning calendars and meshing with planning desks in other international locations.
•Constantly track correspondent assignments, shooting and delivery schedules..
•Adhere to the highest journalistic standards for ethics and responsibility.
•Possess an understanding of television news agencies and how they function.
•Possess and maintain a clear understanding of how social media is used to cover and influence news events.
•Maintain excellent oral and written communication skills.
•Possess an understanding of and appreciation for a multi-national, multi-cultural work environment.
•Easily adapt to other duties and responsibilities required by the Director of Newsgathering, Managing Editor and Deputy Managing Editor.

To apply, please send your CV and relevant work to


To apply, please send your CV and relevant work to