December 23, 2021
Job Type
Full Time


Are you a meticulous, highly motivated journalist that would love to help set the direction of news coverage in the Denver metro and beyond?

THIS is the job for you.  An opportunity to help keep FOX31 one step ahead of the news cycle online and on-air every day.

A great job in a great city with a fantastic quality of life!  FOX31/Channel 2 is searching for our next planning editor.

The ideal candidate will help us oversee and improve the news planning process of daily news coverage, big events, court cases, and breaking news.


  • Work in conjunction with the Assignment Desk and the AM Show planner to prepare for upcoming calendar items.
  • Organize and Lead a Daily Planning meeting with Newsroom managers.
  • Organize and Lead a Weekly Planning meeting with Newsroom managers.
  • Participate and contribute to Daily Editorial meetings.  
  • Enterprise unique stories for our Problem Solvers brand and incoming news tips.
  • Oversee and work in conjunction with the Assignment Desk to keep upcoming Court Docket stories current.
  • Digital Contributor
    • Identify and set up unique stories that will play well on our robust digital platforms.
    • Mine digital newscasts for stories that will play well on broadcast platforms
    • Write and Contribute stories to our digital platforms
    • Write and Contribute push alerts to our digital platforms
  • Provide research assistance and book interviews for field crews as needed.
  • Track anniversaries for large news stories using our Daybook News System.
  • Identify and book significant one-on-one interviews with national and regional figures.
  • Populate and maintain a list of Evergreen stories.
  • Develop contacts in the community to advance news story opportunities.
  • Work with Assignment Manager to anticipate staffing needs for daily coverage.
  • Oversee and coordinate with AM Show Executive Producers to develop good, news-worthy segments to air in the morning show and identify segments that will play across all the newscasts.
  • Lead Special Event coverage planning:  Elections, Political Shows, Town Halls etc.
  • Be prepared to fill-in on the Assignment Desk as needed.
  • Work with Reporters on their End of Shift Reports and note follow ups to those stories.


Our Planning Editor needs to be highly organized journalist, work well in a team environment, show curiosity, solid news judgment and a passion for beating the competition.  Knowledge of Daybook, BitCentral and ENPS are a plus.

NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.

To Apply: Please visit the Work for Us page at at the Nexstar Website at: to complete the application process. You must apply online to be considered for this position.

ABOUT US: FOX31 Denver and Colorado’s Very Own 2 airs more than 100 hours a week in news and local programming – that’s more  than any our competitors. KDVR is the most watched morning and late news newscast. Stations also home to key sports programming NFL, MLB, World Series, Broncos, NASCAR and top rated syndication: Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, and others. Nexstar is the largest local television broadcast and digital media company in the nation with a portfolio of 197 full power owned or serviced stations in 115 markets reaching approximately 63% of US television households. Today, as one of the most powerful and trusted voices in America, Nexstar remains true to its mission to uphold the public interest principles of localism, diversity and trustworthy, unbiased broadcast journalism. At the same time, the company continues to simultaneously raise its commitment to support the evolving needs and interests of the local viewers, hometown businesses and community organizations that it proudly serves each day.


KDVR/KWGN is an equal opportunity employer that seeks diversity in our workforce. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

KDVR.KWGN values the contribution of its employees. We recognize their efforts by offering a competitive compensation plan and an array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(K), and more. We are committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. Any job offer is conditional upon satisfactorily completing a background and DMV check

Pay range for this role is $55-65 annual base on experience, skills and knowledge.

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