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Turner Broadcasting Senior Assignment Editor - Weekends - Newsgathering, CNN in New York, New York


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Senior Assignment Editor - Weekends - Newsgathering, CNN

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United States - New York - New York

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What part will you play and what will you be doing?

CNN New York is looking for an experienced journalist with strong news gathering abilities and leadership skills. The News Editor should be a collaborative, team player who can who can clearly and succinctly distill news and disseminate information across various news platforms. Hours for this position will include working Saturday and Sunday's.

  • You'll be responsible for pushing the editorial envelope on stories that help CNN distinguish itself from our competition

    • As a leader on our assignment desk, the editor should be able to distinguish stories that meet CNN's journalistic standards and newsgather via traditional methods as well as social media, guiding the story through from conception to completion
  • As a seasoned writer, this news editor staffer can create content for both internal consumption and external publishing on all CNN platforms

  • This includes field assignments and being our eyes on ears on the ground covering breaking news or planned events such as court cases, protests or news conferences

  • The News Editor needs to support reporter and producer teams reporting from a bureau or the field and clearly communicate editorial and logistics information between team, digital newsgathering and shows

  • Develops and maintains own sources

  • Leads team to meet editorial goals and deadlines, continually focused on improvement of newsgathering and cross-departmental processes

What do we need from you?

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

  • 8 years' experience in news environment at a major network/local station

  • Previous news room experience

  • Newsgathering in social media outlets

  • 4+ year experience TV/digital writing experience preferred

  • Previous Assignment Editor experience preferred

  • Strong general news judgment and editorial skills

  • Understanding of CNN newsgathering

  • Strong logistical ability

  • Able to make fast decisions

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Able to work under pressure

But wait, there’s more!

  • Paid time off every year to volunteer

  • Access to wellbeing tools, resources, and freebies

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  • An in-house learning and development team at https://tbcdn.talentbrew.com/company/1174/v1_0/docs/TPD-One-Pager.pdf to help shape and grow your career

  • Part of the WarnerMedia family 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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Full Time

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Advertising, Cable/Broadcast Television Networks, Games – Development & Publishing, Online Content/Services