The Black News Channel is looking for a Planner with planning and newsgathering experience to join our exciting and growing News Desk.
The ideal candidate will work with our correspondents on story development and help with field production as needed as well as work with a strong team of daily and planning editors collaborating on finding original story content. A clear understanding of TV news production including editorial, logistical and operational techniques is preferred.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Take the editorial lead in the planning process for original stories and content.
- Communicates clearly with the director, planning, and desk editors on coverage plans
- Handles logistics for correspondents, including, but not limited to travel, accreditation and visas.
- Tracks assignment shooting and delivery schedules for correspondents.
Requirements & Skills:
- Minimum 3 years of experience in newsgathering and/or news production
- Minimum 2 years of experience in a digital news management role
- B.A. degree or equivalent in areas such as Journalism & Communications, or related field
The Black News Channel (BNC) is an independent network that is minority-owned and operated, and the nation's only provider of 24/7 cable news programming, dedicated to covering the unique perspective of African American communities. BNC provides access to information and educational programming to meet the specific needs of this growing and dynamic community that is a major consumer of subscription television services. BNC delivers an authentic, new voice that represents African Americans in mainstream media and fosters political, economic, and social discourse; the network is one voice representing the many voices of African Americans. BNC's programming illuminates truth about the unique challenges facing urban communities and helps close the "image gap" that exists today between the negative Black stereotypes perpetuated by mainstream media news and our enterprising African American communities.
It is the policy of The Black News Channel to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, Genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, The Black News Channel will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Employees and team members are expected to contribute to the overall team effort. Nothing in this job description restricts the black news channel, LLC, (BNC), or executive leadership's right two assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. All staff members are required to be familiar with changes in law, regulations, and procedures, as well as report all questionable accounting, potentially fraudulent activity, and or internal concerns to the attention of The Black News Channel LLC's General Manager or Director of Human Resources.