Contract Job

Producer, Digital Programming

Warner Bros. Discovery

London, United Kingdom 04-27-2023
  • Paid
  • Contract
Job Description
Producer, Digital Programming (9 month FTC)

Your New Role…

CNN is looking for a Producer, Digital Programming for a maternity cover period of 9 months. This London-based role will provide cover for the US night shift on the Digital Programming Team, with hours from 6am to 2pm UK time. This team takes the extraordinary content of CNN, curate and organize them for CNN's own digital platforms, from on phones and desktop to the CNN app and other platforms.

If you have a thirst for news and a knack for making it easily understandable, and can craft a headline or notification to make any story interesting then this is the job for you. If you are all about making news as engaging an experience as the rest of our digital lives, and you have the ability to remain calm and continue to be creative under pressure, then you should join the CNN Digital Programming Team!

Your Role Accountabilities…
• Writing that perfect headline and presentation for CNN's powerful homepages.
• Be the go-to person for how to get compelling essential journalism seen and shared. Think like a reader/swiper/watcher/listener and help connect disparate digital dots to the benefit of global audiences second-by-second, minute-by-minute.
• Take initiative to recognise programming needs, and work with more senior team members to make sure the needs are met. Help provide guidance to the team's associate producers. Interact with internal and external peers and managers to share and receive feedback on key initiatives.
• Carry out audience analytics and A/B testing.
• Master all of CNN's hot-seat duties, including alerts and social publishing, and also partner with SEO team to maximise search visibility.
• Be a thoughtful and creative planner and ace collaborator, partnering with the separate video and photo teams, social teams, the global digital news desk, vertical teams and beyond. Provide feedback and participate in post-mortems and other conversations about sharpening our programming around key projects.
• Contribute to the conception and planning of programming for short- and medium-term projects and help execute those projects, watching a wide range of audience data closely, optimising content as needed.
• Use a deep knowledge of digital content in many forms -- articles, videos, galleries, social content, interactives, podcasts, etc. - across the entire portfolio and create compelling digital packages for distribution on a wide range of platforms.
• Suggest ideas and/or execute programming strategies that contribute to the life of content, from publication through ongoing refreshes and updates.

Qualifications & Experience…
• Multiple years of related experience in digital news.
• Excellent writing and editing skills.
• Willingness to work nights and/or weekends.

How We Get Things Done…

This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.

The Legal Bits…

Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or any other category protected by law.

If you're a qualified candidate with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g66eb0-44-200-82-149-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Warner Bros. Discovery

We are the now and the next. The power behind the people building the future. We are born from the spirit of innovation. We are created from the idea that people around the world want more, need more, deserve more. We are the home of the global digital revolution. We are CNN.