Your New Role
The Production Manager/Associate is an individual contributor role, who will be coordinating, organizing and supporting significant production-related efforts for the network. You will be the production point of contact in Asia-Pacific, and will create, handle and manage the production schedules, rosters, logistics and budgets for Newsgathering and Features departments in Asia-Pacific. You will be expected to work with various stakeholders from across CNN's global network.
Your Role Accountabilities
• Build, coordinate and manage rosters for Newsgathering and the News Desk staff which includes editorial, photojournalists and producers.
• Anticipate staffing needs and issues and provide solutions to the Directors of Coverage and Senior Planning Editor.
• Apply solid editorial knowledge (such as upcoming news events, breaking news, general news agenda) to plan the rosters and shifts for Newsgathering and the News Desk.
• Organize the logistical arrangements for Newsgathering, the News Desk, Features and other departments of CNN when they travel Asia-Pacific.
• Assist the network's editorial representative for all production related projects.
• Act as the ''go to'' expert on all production and administration related matters for internal CNN staff, intra-company departments, third party contacts.
• Provide administrative and logistical support including visas, filming permissions, travel and accommodations for Newsgathering, Features and Digital teams for planned and breaking news assignments across Asia-Pacific.
• Coordinate all production and administration related matters including onboarding and training for Newsgathering the News Desk, bureaus and other teams.
• Maintain knowledge of production costs, identify production efficiencies, and contribute to cost analysis processes.
• Prepare budgets for newsgathering and features assignments.
• Work closely with Business Operations to manage production costs.
• Manages freelancers for the Newsgathering and the News Desk, including sourcing, contract management, on-boarding and processing invoices.
Qualifications & Experience
• Bachelor's degree in a relevant field.
• 3 to 5 years of work experience in an international news environment.
• Previous work experience in a programming or production-related operation.
• Excellent command of spoken and written English is essential, k nowledge of Asian languages a plus.
• Detail-minded, organized, proactive and must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
• People person - excellent communication, negotiation, and stakeholder management skills.
• Be prepared to work across multiple time zones and out of hours to collaborate with teams in London and Atlanta. Available to work at weekends if and when necessary.
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