Associate Producer, News & Alerting

  • Location
    Atlanta or New York, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 02

Position description

Do you have a thirst for news and knack for making it understandable to regular folks? Can you craft a headline or notification to make any story interesting? Do you have a passion for finding the perfect visuals to go with a story? Are you cool under pressure and creative? Are you all about making news as engaging an experience as the rest of our digital lives? Then you should join the CNN Digital Programming Team. 

We take the extraordinary content of CNN -- from text to videos to interactives -- curate and organize them for CNN's own digital platforms, from on phones and desktop to the CNN app and other platforms (Apple News, Google AMP and AMP stories, Amazon Echo and beyond.)

What part will you play? What will you be doing?
Programming Associate Producers are obsessed with finding that perfect headline, image and curation of stories. They worry about homepages, article pages and section fronts. They are addicted to audience analytics and A/B testing. 

Programming producers are seen internally as the go-to people for how to get compelling essential journalism seen and shared. To that end, all producers think like readers/swipers/watchers/listeners and help connect disparate digital dots to the benefit of global audiences second-by-second, minute-by-minute. 

Digital Associate Producers are thoughtful and creative planners, and ace collaborators, working with video and photo teams, social teams, the global digital news desk, vertical teams and beyond. 

  • They are excellent givers of feedback, and they participate in post-mortems and other conversations about sharpening our programming around key projects. 
  • They contribute to the conception and planning of programming for short- and medium-term projects. 
  • They help execute those projects, watching a wide range of audience data closely, optimizing content as needed. 
  • They have a deep knowledge of digital content in many forms -- articles, videos, galleries, social content, interactives, podcasts, etc -- across the entire portfolio and create compelling digital packages for distribution on a wide range of platforms. 
  • They suggest ideas and/or execute programming strategies that contribute to the life of content, from publication through ongoing refreshes and updates. 
  • They interact with internal and external peers and managers to share and receive feedback on key initiatives.

What do we need from you?

  • Typically 4 or more years of related experience. 
  • Excellent writer. Generate and pitch ideas. 
  • Willingness to work nights and/or weekends.

But wait, there’s more!

  • Paid time off every year to volunteer
  • 2016 Best Company for Working Mothers
  • An in-house learning and development team to help shape and grow your career
  • Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands like HBO, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TNT, and TBS

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