Full Time Job

Writer, Justice


Washington, DC 04-12-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
The Job

CNN Digital is looking for a writer to join our politics team covering the Justice Department, Supreme Court and high-profile legal issues.

The Daily

This writer will work with reporters across CNN's Washington, DC-based Justice newsgathering team as well as CNN's digital teams to break news and cover the stories and conversations across the justice and legal world.

You will report and write daily stories, breaking news and long-term projects. Top-notch writing skills, the ability to execute quickly and cleanly and the expertise to elevate storytelling will be key.

You should be knowledgeable about how to shape pitches and execute assignments, enjoy the energy and stimulation that comes from working as part of a team and have a proven track record of successful collaboration in a matrixed organization.

Beat area will include Justice Department leadership and policies, civil rights issues, Supreme Court coverage, judicial nominations and legal challenges to administration policies.

The Essentials
• 2+ years of editorial experience
• College degree preferred
• Excellent writing and storytelling skills
• Experience with legal or justice coverage preferred, but not required
• An understanding of how to write and frame stories for a digital audience
• Ability to report and write breaking news on deadline
• Ability to generate distinctive story ideas and report and write them accurately
• Ability to collaborate across teams to produce content, brainstorm ideas and cover fast-breaking news
• Ability to drive content into new mediums, which could include newsletters, podcasts, etc.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1ooey-3-238-173-209-42 in your application.

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