NBCUniversal is looking for an experienced and responsible journalist to act as a Senior Planning Editor.
The successful candidate is organised, a proactive problem-solver, detail-oriented and a team player. She or he will work with executive producers and the news desk on initiating story ideas and executing assignments, highlighting big events, and ensuring the planning coordinator is maintaining forward diaries and managing logistics.
Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Planning and managing large-scale set-piece events such as major summits or conferences, key anniversaries of commemorations, themed series, etc.
Drive international editorial coverage in the medium to long-term outlook, especially with respect to news features (which includes pitching or encouraging pitches from all editorial teams)
Initiate ideas around creative series including package ideas and guest
Communicate clearly with executive producers, assignment desks, correspondents & field producers on coverage plans
Collaborate with all platforms to promote editorial coverage of key events
Coordinate closely with Director of International News and Crew Desk Manager on related assignments
Work with Planning Coordinator on ensuring forward-planning diaries are in order
Maintain relationships with freelance staff in international regions
Develop contacts with key organizations and guests for long-term planning
Prior experience working in a planning role on the news desk of a leading national or international TV news organization
Strong news judgment, thorough knowledge of world affairs and current events, geopolitics, foreign policy and history
Capacity to multi-task and work in a fast-paced and demanding live news environment
Ability to work as part of a team, supporting colleagues
Good management skills, preferred
Excellent communication skills & professional conduct, especially in high-pressure & stressful situations
Strong attention to detail & accuracy
Minimum four years’ higher education – journalism qualification or equivalent preferred, not required
Fluency in English essential, second language preferred
Must be willing to work flexible hours
Must be willing to work in London, UK
The responsibilities associated with this position are not limited to the above description and the post holder may be required to carry out any other tasks as requested and within capabilities.
NBC News is a leading source of global news and information operating for over 75 years. Every week, NBC News provides more than 25 hours of television news programming with the top-rated NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and Meet the Press programs as well as America’s longest-running morning news program, TODAY. The network’s primetime newsmagazine, Dateline provides a variety of in-depth stories week in and week out ranging from mysteries and breaking news to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.
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