Editorial Producer, CNN Newsroom

  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 15

Position description

Every great story has a new beginning. We're excited to announce that Discovery and WarnerMedia have combined to become Warner Bros. Discovery. WBD is a premier global media and entertainment company offering audiences the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content, brands and franchises across television, film, sports, news, streaming and gaming. We’re home to the world’s best storytellers, creating world-class products for consumers. From brilliant creatives to technology trailblazers and beyond, join us as we step into the next chapter.

This is our story  

We are the now and the next. The power behind the people building the future. We are born from the spirit of innovation. We are created from the idea that people around the world want more, need more, deserve more. We are the home of the global digital revolution. We are CNN.


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The Job 

The Editorial Producer is responsible for booking guests, making pitches, and handling newsmaker requests for CNN Newsroom.  Duties include but are not limited to: communicating with all guests on the show, reconfirming their travel & arrival times, upgrading bookings when breaking news occurs and working under very tight deadlines.

The Editorial Producer must also be able to conduct pre-interviews over the phone, work with technical production managers to setup live and taped b-roll shoots, conduct preliminary research, pitch guest ideas and work on long term bookings. Editorial Producers work with Segment Producers to develop characters for debates and political panels. Job may require travel and flexible scheduling for breaking news situations.


The Essentials

  • A qualified candidate for this position must have 3+ years as a booking producer or equivalent production experience.
  • A bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field of study is preferred, or equivalent experience
  • Research skills are essential to this position. 
  • Proven performance and an established rolodex in booking high profile news guests are necessary.
  • This candidate must be able to multi-task, execute quickly, and be editorially strong.
  • Knowledge of current events, key players and issues in global affairs a must.
  • Organizational skills and writing skills are essential to this position. .


Warner Bros. Discovery 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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