Contract Job

Producer, Business


New York, NY 11-22-2021
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  • Paid
  • Contract
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Freelance Producer, CNN Business


CNN is the world's most essential and engaging source of video and digital news. The Internet is changing the news and information landscape, and we're embarking on a crucial mission to tell stories rooted in journalism and facts through the next generation of news and information experiences.   This team is building the content that will be offered directly to consumers. You ' ll be joining an empowered cross-functional team building trusted new digital products, platforms, and content that will put CNN directly in the hands of consumers.

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The Job

CNN Business is looking for a well-rounded producer to join a small team that ideates, books, writes, and produces live content.

The Daily

This producer is primarily responsible for booking guest segments and control room producing CNN Business' livestreamed shows and events. This includes producing 'Markets Now,' a weekly livestreamed show that examines   what's   moving markets and what strategies investors should consider, as well as other livestreamed specials on CNN Business and live off-platform events, which feature   newsmaking   interviews.

This producer will be the team's booking representative and is responsible for making pitches, booking guests, conducting pre-interviews when needed   and obtaining research.   This individual works with the technical team to   set up windows for pre-show guest testing.   This individual should always aim to upgrade the quality of bookings, including high-profile company leaders, experts in their field, and buzzy new startups.

This producer is also able to move around a rundown and control room as needed, and understands the various facets of producing a live show. This includes identifying stories, writing scripts and building segments with the guidance of senior producers, as well as working with the technical team in the control room.

The ideal candidate is calm under pressure, works well under deadlines,   and   has   a strong command of   business news programming. The ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders is critical to this role. Experience in digital and/or live television news production is required.

This position is currently   remote, but   is planned to move to partially in-person in our NY offices in 2022.  

The Essentials
• 5+ years producing experience.   
• Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field of study is preferred, or equivalent experience.  
• Field production experience or control room/live production experience are necessary.  
• Must have strong research and writing skills.
• Strong editorial judgement required.
• Business news background preferred.
• INews fluency preferred.
• Experience booking guests or equivalent preferred.  
• Requires someone who isn't afraid to reach out to PR reps/agents to book guests for shows/events, and who will spend time building relationships needed for longer term bookings.
• Requires a creative thinker with the ability to find new and entertaining ways to present information, new angles to approach stories, and the organizational skills to bring it all together.   

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dyovkk-3-92-28-52-42 in your application.

Company Profile

WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.