Full Time Job

Associate Producer, Documentary Series


New York, NY 10-28-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
CNN invented cable news in 1980, defined online news in 1995 and is now taking the next step in expanding what news can be by launching CNN+. With an unrivaled global reach, storytelling, and world class talent, we are building CNN+, a streaming product that will grow the reach and scope of the CNN brand in a way that no one else is doing.

We are journalists, designers and technologists, all united by a powerful mission to inform, engage and empower the world. Join the most trusted and recognized name in news as we build our next chapter.

The Job

WarnerMedia seeks an Associate Producer for the CNN's Program Development department.

The Daily

The Associate Producer for CNN Program Development works closely with unit producers to execute documentary projects - from inception to completion. Duties include heavy research and telephone reporting, pre-interviews, and coordinating logistics for field production. The AP is responsible for locating, procuring, and managing internal and external video and assets. The AP must work closely with rights and clearances, the affiliate desk and assignment desks to ensure the best and latest video is acquired, used and credited properly. The AP works closely with editors during post production, left-siding scripts, providing media, anticipating and responding to requests, organizing footage and tracking sources of material for licensing. This role is responsible for providing guidance to the Production Assistants, interns, and residents. The AP occasionally works in the field to produce interviews and to supervise b-roll shoots.

The Essentials
• 2-3 years of experience in TV/news/digital production. Long form documentary experience preferred.
• Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field of study is preferred, or equivalent experience.
• Familiarity with CNN databases such as MediaSource, MIRA, and the CNN Library is very helpful.
• Proficiency with archive sources, such as Getty Images and Associated Press is very helpful.
• Some field producing experience preferred.
• Must demonstrate strong research skills.
• Must demonstrate strong initiative, commitment, and interpersonal skills.
• Must be team-oriented, able to take direction from producers and editors, capable of meeting deadlines and functioning calmly in high-pressure situations, including breaking news.
• Must be flexible and able to work an extended schedule as the news cycle and deadlines require.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r7k2yk-54-227-97-219-42 in your application.