Contract Job

Writer, Digital News

CNN

New York, NY 11-21-2021
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  • Paid
  • Contract
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Freelance Writer, CNN Digital

What part will you play?
Freelance writers for the CNN Global Programming team will report, write, package and publish quick takes on daily news events for the largest news audience on the Internet. The programming team is the 24/7 desk that takes the extraordinary content of CNN and curates and organizes it on all of CNN's digital platforms. The freelance writer will collaborate with colleagues across CNN, including news gathering and social discovery, photography and field reporters, to report, fact check and prioritize news items for a weekend audience. All freelance writers are obsessed with accuracy and are excellent writers. They are nimble enough to handle multiple assignments and have the ability to pivot when news is breaking. Freelance writers will be skilled at spotting and flagging trending topics and follow best practices for SEO.
What will you be doing?
Research and write high-impact news stories for a weekend news audience.
Write with clarity, voice and context.
Demonstrate a high pace of activity and deep curiosity about current events
Show a high level of flexibility and the ability to juggle multiple tasks at once.
Generate story ideas.
Contribute to special features and stories.
Use social media to gather and check information.
Interact with internal and external peers and managers to exchange information related to assigned activities.
Receive work in the form of short/-term assignments that require the application of independent judgment.
Work is subject to regular supervisory review at regular intervals.
Operate within the context of defined procedures.
What do we need from you?
College degree in journalism
3 years of related experience.
U nderstanding of news.
U nderstanding of storytelling.
Excellent writing skills.

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