Planning Editor

Posted by Tribune Media

Denver, CO
Posted: 2019-01-10

Description:

KDVR / KWGN in Denver, CO is searching for a highly-organized journalist to join our Assignment Desk and Digital team. This person will be responsible for booking segments and guests for our two competing morning shows. You will also have daily digital/social assignments and you will serve as a backup in the digital department and on the assignment desk. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills in-person, by phone, and online, covers news aggressively and is able to develop enterprise stories and segments that will help us stand out from the competition. 

Responsibilities:

Essential Duties:

  • Setup and produce dynamic, topical, informative and fun guest segments for both KDVR and KWGN’s morning newscasts. Produce-up segments, build graphics and communicate guest/segment appearances with show producers. Job includes greeting guests.
  • Develop news stories from viewer tip emails, phone calls and social media posts.
    Participate in editorial meetings and pitch stories/segments.
  • Publish stories to web and post to social media platforms, as needed.
  • Research and vet possible news stories utilizing CoCourts, Nexis, Pacer, Vinelink and social media.
  • Contribute to our web site by writing, creating images in Photoshop or editing video.
  • Be comfortable with posting breaking and developing news quickly and efficiently on all platforms.

Requirements:

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree required.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a newsroom.
  • Team player and multi-tasker with strong news judgment and a sense of urgency.
  • Must be proficient on social media, with an understanding of how to best utilize Facebook, Twitter and other platforms.
  • Great communication and organization skills is a must.
  • Preference given to candidates with a background in Photoshop, Wordpress and AP Style writing    
  • Must be willing to submit to a background check. 
  • Equal Opportunity Employer
  • Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

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Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcastings 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicagos WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.

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