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Turner Broadcasting Sr. Futures Planning Editor, CNN International Desk in Atlanta, Georgia


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Sr. Futures Planning Editor, CNN International Desk

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United States - Georgia - Atlanta

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The Job

A proactive, editorial and meticulously organized individual, the Senior Futures Planning Editor will work directly with the Senior Director of Futures, Global Directors of Coverage, digital and programming to execute cross platform news coverage on global stories.

The Senior Futures Editor in Atlanta will have two key roles - to support the Senior Director of Futures in futures planning, but also in executing deployments during breaking news in conjunction with the news desk, global futures team, and the DOCS. (Directors of Coverage) They will also be responsible for ensuring communications between Atlanta, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, Digital, CNN Español and CNNI and CNNUS programming remain as seamless as possible.

The Day-to-Day

The Senior Futures Planning Editor takes ownership of the editorial direction of the planning process, identifying opportunities to break news, enterprise original and distinctive content, thus generating clear cross-platform coverage priorities.

This will include content for TV, as well as distinct digital content.

Senior Futures Planning Editor ensures CNN is always ahead of the editorial curve and maintains its position as a market leader in global cross platform news coverage.

The Senior Futures Planning Editor works with the platforms to best amplify CNN exclusives, CNN moments and key stories of our time. This position will be a key communicator and liaison to CNN Domestic and programming.

The Senior Futures Planning Editor plans coverage of key themes, scheduled news events and breaking news. S/he works in step with the expectations of the entire News Group: digital, social and broadcast and ensuring clear prioritization to meet all the varying platform needs.

The Senior Futures Planning Editor ensures that the elements which allow us to react quickly are all up to date (visas, logistics, accreditations). S/he ensures seamless and compelling coverage across all CNN platforms with no logistical impediments to allow for quick reaction by teams to breaking news and events. S/he finds ways to make CNN coverage stand out from our competitors.

The Senior Futures Planning Editor coordinates closely and builds solid relationships across the News Group - digital/social supervising editors, broadcast EPs, the regional, international and US bureaus - ensuring their coverage needs are met and exceeded.

S/he responds quickly and proactively to priorities across the News Group during break news. Senior Futures Planning Editor shores up deployments, editorial and logistics in the aftermath of breaking news in step with the Sr. Director of Futures, the Directors of Coverage and Digital. S/he identifies key story lines and CNN moments and how best to showcase them across the platforms.

The Senior Futures Planning Editor ensures a robust operation is in place in the immediate aftermath of a breaking news event that can execute effectively on cross platform needs.

S/he ensures coverage plans for planned projects are well defined and full details are outlined in documented fashion. Sr. Director of Futures is responsible for ensuring our best coverage is given the maximum exposure on all platforms. S/he is responsible for alerting editorial and legal standards issues.

Sr. Director of Futures is responsible for projecting and determining cost information for coverage. S/he facilitates clear guidance and feedback to the field (Correspondents, Field Producers, Technical Crews) and ensures clear lines of communication are effectively maintained between key stakeholders to ensure key stories are amplified and presented to the maximum, that CNN editorial and legal standards are upheld and to facilitate the news division operating within budget.

The Sr. Director of Futures has oversight of team safety on deployment in step with the Directors of Coverage, Sr. Director of Futures and Directors of security. S/he ensures team safety is always the first consideration and at the heart of deployment decisions.

**Weekend and evening shifts required in this role on a rotating basis**

The Essentials

  • In depth knowledge and proven track record in cross-platform newsgathering and editorial with minimum 5 years' experience.
  • Broad awareness of CNN's digital and social platforms and priorities with an awreness of what material works on each and how they perform in the competitive landscape.
  • Ability to work with multiple stake holders and navigate the complex different arms of CNN
  • Ability to build a network of relationships to ensure smooth cross platform planning and communications and thereby finding opportunities to showcase international newsgathering.
  • Editorial and field experience preferred
  • Must be able to thrive in a pressured breaking news environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to respond to changes in the editorial agenda and respond to situations on the ground for our field teams.
  • Exceptionally organized with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Proven experience in editorial/legal standards and practices.
  • Proven budget management skills.
  • Post production and writing skills for television and digital are required.
  • Second language skill is a plus.
  • College degree in related field preferred.

The Perk s

  • Paid time off every year to volunteer
  • Access to wellbeing tools, resources, and freebies
  • 2017Best Company for  Working Mothers

  • An in-house learning and development teamto help shape and grow your career

  • Part of theWarnerMediafamily of powerhouse brands

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and E-Verify users. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

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