Temporary Content Producer for CNN Newsource Newsgathering

CNN
  • Location
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sector
    Commercial
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 06

Position description

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The Job

The Newsource Newsgathering Content Producer facilitates and curates the acquisition of top and trending stories daily for both CNN platforms and CNN partners, mastering 3 core job components - content awareness and value, highly maintained relationships, and local news marketplace business prowess.

The Daily

  • The Content Producer surfaces the best content for broadcast and digital by maintaining regular communication with affiliates via traditional and non-traditional means

  • The ironclad relationships established by Content Producers pays vital dividends in ease of access to affiliate content, especially in breaking news

  • Growing and maintaining relationships is a critical component of the value a Content Producer brings to both CNN and its affiliate partners

  • In addition, the content producer produces regional content for distribution via Bitcentral for affiliate use, and ensures that all content contains accurate editorial information for live, tape and archive purposes

  • The Content Producer maintains a dual goal - satisfying the changing needs of both CNN platforms and CNN partner affiliates, ensuring all editorial content needs are being met in a timely manner for consideration of network coverage across all platforms including but not limited to CNN, HLN, Digital and the Documentary Unit

  • The content producer is a journalist with a business mindset who recognizes the affiliate landscape calls for news gatherers to have an understanding of the changing needs of the affiliate business in addition to being a solid journalist

  • The Content Producer recognizes that the daily Newsgathering of affiliate content is a balancing act between the journalistic needs and the changing needs of the business

  • The Content Producer develops and maintains solid business partnerships with Newsource Sales Representatives to help collaborate on a solid affiliate relationship

  • The Content Producer should have a working knowledge of major group deals and station contracts as it pertains to Newsgathering in order to help maintain a healthy affiliate relationship

The Essentials

  • BA/BS in Journalism, Television-Film Production, Communications or related discipline, preferred

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in news environment and prior newsroom experience

  • Strong general news judgment and affiliate newsgathering experience

  • Strong editorial decision-making regarding affiliate content on a regional and national scale

  • Knowledge of Newsource distribution platform BitCentral

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Able to make quick strategic decisions in a high-pressure newsroom

  • Good team player and with strong ability to multi-task

  • Ability to perform Newsgathering in social media outlets, desirable

  • Affiliate experience is a plus!

The Perks

  • Exclusive WarnerMedia events and advance screenings
  • Paid time off every year to volunteer for eligible employees
  • Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
  • Access to in-house learning and development resources
  • Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands

 

WarnerMedia embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

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