Associate Producer - CNN Tonight

  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 24

Position description

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The Job
The Associate Producer for CNN Tonight works closely with show producers to find best video and elements for segments and packages within CNN systems and elsewhere. 

The Daily

  • The Associate Producer cuts soundbites and VOs, produces in-house packages, orders and creates graphics and cuts down pretaped interviews. 
  • He/she is responsible for calling elements in the control room. 
  • The AP is also responsible for pitching both package and guest ideas for the program and helping producers with research for guest segments. 
  • He/she must work closely with rights and clearances, affiliate desk and assignment desks to ensure best video is used and sourced properly. 
  • The Associate Producer must code video and create banners, and work under extremely tight deadlines. 
  • The AP will also work closely in the control room with writers, line producer and senior producers on best sound bites and VOs for live reads and teases. 
  • Must be able to regularly work an extended schedule as the news cycle and deadlines require.

The Essentials

  • A bachelor's degree in journalism or related field of study is preferred, or equivalent experience. 
  • Minimum of three years of experience in network television or major-market news production. Newsroom & live control room experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with CNN video databases such as Mediasource is very helpful. 
  • Graphics production experience including experience with the "Viz Pilot" graphics device helpful.
  • Non-linear video editing experience also important. 
  • Must demonstrate strong research skills. 
  • Must be team-oriented, able to take direction from producers and control room personnel, capable of meeting deadlines and functioning calmly in high-pressure situations including breaking news. 
  • Must be computer literate, have strong internet research skills, and the ability to learn internal digital video archives.

The Perks

  • Paid time off every year to volunteer
  • Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
  • 2018 Best Company for Working Mothers
  • 2018 Best Company for Dads
  • An in-house learning and development team to help shape and grow your career
  • Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands

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