Cheddar is the leading post-cable news, media, & entertainment company & currently broadcasts two live video news networks: Cheddar, a business news network covering the most innovative executives, founders, products, & technologies transforming our lives & economy; & Cheddar Big News, a fast-paced, young, non-partisan general news & headline news network.
The company broadcasts from the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, its street level studio in the glass corner of the Sprint Store in the Flatiron Building, WeWork in Los Angeles, & the White House.
Cheddar was founded by Jon Steinberg, President & Chief Operating Officer of BuzzFeed from 2010 to 2014. Its investors include Lightspeed Venture Partners, Raine Ventures, Goldman Sachs, Liberty Global, Comcast Ventures, AT&T, Amazon, Antenna Group, Ribbit Capital, The New York Stock Exchange, Altice USA, 7 Global Capital, & Denstu Ventures.Cheddar is looking for a creative, driven, & experienced Segment Producer to put together guest notes, questions, scripts, & visual elements a two-hour live daily news show, as well as occasional special projects. The candidate will have experience working in live news, with an expertise in writing scripts & building show rundowns.
About This Role:
Cheddar is looking to hire a driven & passionate Assignment Editor to help us coordinate our daily live coverage & news gathering efforts. The ideal candidate has a strong TV news gathering background having worked on an assignment desk for several years. The position will require flexibility, perseverance & strong breaking news instincts in order to handle AND balance demands across both networks -- Cheddar Business & Cheddar News. Equally important, the candidate we choose will be expected to embrace Cheddars start-up culture & work ethic.
The Assignment Editor sits at the center of the newsroom operation. This person is instrumental in planning Cheddars daily, futures & breaking news coverage. This person is also responsible for communicating across senior management, producers, reporters/anchors, technical staff & field crews. In addition, this person handles scheduling, books feeds & tracks developing & breaking news for both networks.
The ideal candidate is a self-starter & relentless editor who thrives in a high-pressure environment & can meet tight deadlines. She or he must be adaptable & flexible, a team player who is able to mix easily & work effectively in our small, scrappy & highly collaborative team. The person we choose will report directly to the Editor in Chief.
- Minimum 5-10 years experience writing & editing in a digital newsroom.
- Experience as a manager.
- Some business news experience is a plus.
- Must be able to make decisions & take a leadership role.
- Must have excellent phone skills, be able to take information from a viewer & determine if there is a story.
- Must have basic writing skills & be able to communicate written & verbally.
- Must be willing to work collaboratively with other managers.
- Must embrace principles of ethical journalism.
- Must be willing to work a demanding schedule.
- Must be a fast & clever newsperson who help guide reporters & producers.
- Must be an innovative problem-solver who would be comfortable in a start-up environment.
Our Benefits & Culture:
The Cheddar team moves at lightning speed & our employees have the opportunity to make an extraordinary impact. We are growing fast & achieving milestones every day. Our team is direct, relentless, ethical, proactive, & different. All of our full time employees receive a competitive compensation & benefits package, which includes stock options, health, dental, & vision insurance, disability & life insurance, 401K, discounted gym membership, commuter benefits, generous paid leave, drinks & snacks, team events, happy hours, & more.
Cheddar is an equal opportunity employer, & we actively cultivate an inclusive workplace that celebrates diversity. We welcome all candidates & are committed to hiring people with a wide variety of experiences & backgrounds. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, familial or marital status, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.