Assistant Assignment Editor (Bilingual)

Location
Washington D.C.
Salary
Based on experience
Posted
Jan 03, 2020
Function
Production
Level
Entry Level
Metro Area
Washington
Duration
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

 

EEOC

 

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