Temporary Job

News Desk Producer


Atlanta, GA 04-29-2021
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  • Paid
  • Temporary
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
Temporary News Desk Producer

The Job

This critical role on the desk is tasked with prioritizing and driving CNN International's daily news agenda both breaking and day-to-day news stories. The News Desk Producer is part of a team of journalists that discover, chase and verify daily news lines from around the world ensuring accuracy and is a key liaison with our field teams. This role is responsible for creating and facilitating content for the platforms - from TV to digital. The News Desk Producer is audience focused and has a clear understanding of how content reaches audiences on different platforms.

The Daily
• Strong editorial judgment, news writing and editing skills.
• Skilled at adapting to a changing environment and demonstrated excellence in breaking news situations.
• Organized and effective communicator. The News Desk Producer ensures communication between teams in the field and all interested platforms is timely and accurate.
• Integral part of the News Desk, covering planned events and breaking news for all platforms including TV, Digital, social and affiliates.
• Provides guidance, direction, editorial and production support to all platforms under direction from Senior News Editors.
• Ensures content is relevant for a given platform, accurate and of quality and interest for the target audience.
• Clears and communicates visual and editorial content for all platforms. Primarily interface with assigned teams in the field.
• Will oversee the production and post-production of content.
• This role either writes, edits, field produces and/or shoots.
• Knowledge of digital publishing, broadcasting, news industry and the competitive landscape, including competitive news sites, channels, mobile, social media.
• The News Desk Producer may be expected to step up to Senior News Editor; may issue Row approved alerts to the network.
• The News Desk Producer can be expected to fulfill the duties of the News Desk Researcher when appropriate.
• The News Desk Producer is also required to work on the Live Production desk periodically and rotate on overnight shifts.
• May be required to work alongside the planning team.

The Essentials
• **Must be able to work overnights/weekends/holidays**
• 1-2-year entry level News Desk or media experience with proven assignment management.
• Proven news content production capability for TV and Digital Research and published or broadcast writing experience.
• Proven leadership and supervisory experience.
• Fluency in a second language preferred.
• Digital and social media competency.
• Innovative and creative.
• Strong production skills.
• Ability to perform well under pressure. 

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