Broadcast News Writer, CNN International

Date PostedDecember 21, 2017
IndustryTV Jobs
SpecialtyNational/World News
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

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.

What part will you play?

The Writer will be responsible for crafting various forms of news stories including voiceovers, package tosses, opens and teases.

What will you be doing? 

  • The candidate should be able to produce high-volume, high-quality copy under deadline pressure.
  • The candidate must have a proven ability to function successfully in the control room and newsroom environment.
  • In addition to writing, this person must be able to work with remote-based producers and communicate effectively with Media Operations, handle graphic requests and work with Supervisors on elements for live shots.

**Must be willing to work any shift including weekends and overnights.**

What do we need from you?

  • At least one year experience as a full-time writer or successful completion of writer training in a CNN newsroom.
  • Thorough understanding of international news is important and proven experience in handling international stories is a plus.
  • Ability to create template-based graphics quickly, experience with Viz Pilot preferred.
  • The successful candidate should have an ear to know what the anchor needs in scripts, and the flexibility to adapt.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and active participation in social media as a news tool preferred.
  • Working knowledge of CNN systems including Image & Sound, Media Source, assignment desks, control rooms and graphics is preferred.
  • The successful applicant must have a BA or equivalent work experience.

But wait, there’s more!

  • Paid time off every year to volunteer
  • 2015 Best Company for Working Mothers
  • An in-house learning and development team to help shape and grow your career
  • Part of the Time Warner family of powerhouse brands like HBO, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TNT, and TBS
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