Full Time Job

KTRK - Assignment Planner


Houston, TX 03-14-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Disney Entertainment's eight owned ABC stations are multiplatform leaders in local news and information. For over 70 years, ABC13 has been Houston's news and weather leader, and the station remains the dominant #1 choice for Houstonians today. ABC13 provides live local news and weather coverage 24/7 through its linear and streaming newscasts, as well as its website, apps and social media platforms.

ABC13 is deeply engrained in the Houston community, the most diverse city in the nation. ABC13 Localish stories celebrate the good people and places that make Houston so unique.

The station is the community leader, giving back through tentpole events throughout the year, including Share Your Holidays food drive, E-Cycle Earth Day electronics recycling event, and Pick Your Pet adoption drive.

The biggest events in Houston all happen on ABC13! The station is the proud media partner for the Houston Marathon, Galveston Mardi Gras, the Houston Rodeo Parade and the Houston Pride Parade, and the Freedom Over Texas July 4th celebration.

KTRK-TV, the Disney TV station located in Houston, TX is seeking a highly organized and motivated Planning Editor who will identify and cultivate compelling news stories that impact our communities.

The ideal candidate must be able to sift through a high volume of news tips and story ideas to shape our daily news coverage. They are driven by curiosity and thrive on holding those in power accountable. They must be a problem solver, with great attention to detail who will lead news editorial meeting and oversee long-term planning for news stories.

Responsibilities and Duties of the Role:
• Lead News Editorial Meetings
• Plan daily and long-term news coverage
• Work closely with Reporters, Photographers, Managers, Producers and Assignment Editors
• Handle logistics and resources required to cover day-of news
• Execute coverage of breaking news
• Communicate effectively in a fast paced environment

Required Education, Experience/Skills/Training:
• Minimum 3 years' experience working in a newsroom
• High school diploma with 4 years' experience or college degree.

About Disney Entertainment:

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company's powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you'll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

This position is with KTRK Television, Inc, which is part of a business we call Disney Entertainment.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g6y7w0-3-239-91-5-42 in your application.

Company Profile

The Walt Disney Company Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, publishing, domestic television stations, digital businesses and radio networks and stations.