Assistant Assignment Editor (Bilingual)

Washington D.C.
Based on experience
Jan 03, 2020
Entry Level
Metro Area
Full Time

Assistant Assignment Editor


CGTN News Desk- Mandarin Division

Maintain a keen focus on and awareness of global news events. Possess a clear understanding of digital news gathering and TV news production including editorial, logistical and operational techniques. Must be capable of efficiently handling multiple breaking news stories in a fast paced network newsroom environment.  Must be experienced in planning the coverage of upcoming large and small-scale news events.


Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

·         Gather and enter data related to workload

·         Compile reports to managers for review, in both English and Mandarin.

·         Constantly track correspondent assignments, shooting and delivery schedules

·         Work closely with general, business, talk format and long-form show producers to satisfy content needs

·         Develop and maintain a close familiarity with issues and personalities influencing news events in North and South America, as well as in China and the Asia-Pacific

·         Adhere to the highest journalistic standards for ethics and responsibility

·         Easily adapt to other duties and responsibilities required by the Director of the Mandarin Division

·         Possess an understanding of television news agencies and how they function


Qualifications/ Requirements:

·         Bi-lingual in both English and Mandarin. 

·         Must have at least 1-3 years network or major market newsgathering experience

·         Maintain excellent oral and written communication skills

·         Possess an understanding of and appreciation for a multi-national, multi-cultural work environment

·         Have and maintain a clear understanding of how social media is used to cover and influence news events

·         A valid work visa is required


Desired Characteristics:

·         Keen interest in China and Asia-Pacific

·         International news gathering and television field experience a plus




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