To provide direction and coordination for our editorial coverage of events both locally and nationally; to supervise the logistical planning of events including local crew scheduling, hiring of remote crews, trucks, studios and booking of feeds; to oversee the quality control of our crew hire process and to oversee all aspects of day-to-day desk operations.
Directs and encourages Assignment Editors in finding and selecting relevant events for coverage.
Demonstrates ability to make quick, sound decisions regarding editorial coverage of daily events.
Oversees coordination of logistical planning for local coverage including field crew scheduling and daily crew communication.
Oversees logistical planning for remote event coverage including studio booking, satellite requests, fiber booking and crew hires.
Works closely with Vice President of Programming and Managing Editor in determining editorial focus.
Supervises the training and support of staff; including fostering solid understanding of staff on technical and logistical needs for local and remote coverage.
Works with other departmental managers to communicate coverage decisions.
Liaisons with other Programming Managers regarding International, National, History, Politics and Books events.
Responsible for maintaining effective and efficient communications regarding all incoming video feeds.
Serves as a member of the senior programming staff responsible for assisting the department in setting overall goals.
Manages the work schedule of Assignment Desk personnel.
Demonstrates commitment to C-SPANís mission in coverage decisions including long-form content and balanced presentation of views.
Keeps abreast of upcoming public affairs events by monitoring all media platforms including social media sources.
Strong knowledge of public policy and current events.
Minimum six years of related experience, including at least one year management experience.
Proven editorial decision-making skills.
Technical knowledge of TV production and electronic news gathering.
Ability to communicate effectively both inside and outside the organization.
College degree in Journalism, Communications, Political Science or related field preferred.
Understanding of C-SPANís programming mission and philosophy.
Ability to work flexible hours and adapt to changing priorities.