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Senior Writer, Features

Warner Bros. Discovery

Hong Kong 09-05-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

CNN is seeking an experienced Senior Writer to join its global features team.

We're seeking a writer with proven experience across business, technology, and travel. This writer will help CNN to maintain its high journalistic standards and ensure consistency of voice and tone across all output.

The successful candidate will have a meticulous eye for detail and a passion for first-class writing and storytelling.

Position Description

Working as CNN International Productions digital lead in Asia hours, the Senior Writer is a position that coordinates coverage plans and written features in the APAC time zone -- communicating KPIs and championing distinctive storytelling.

You will work closely with Commissioning Editor and maintain CNN's high journalistic standards by writing, fact-checking, and editing feature content that is balanced, fair and engaging to a global multi-platform audience. They will be guardians of CNN's editorial procedures and processes. They will work alongside Travel, Style, and Business colleagues, communicating editorial objectives, assignments, KPIs and campaign themes.

As a Senior Writer in the APAC region, you will also be our team's lead on Asia-focused news, business, and culture, helping to identify coverage opportunities and ensuring that our sponsorship proposals are regionally authentic.

The Senior Producer will educate other team members on writing engaging stories, regularly meeting with Campaign Strategy and Delivery Analysts and Programmers to learn and share audience insights that help deliver on sponsorship KPIs and the broader CNN Digital audience development goals.

The role will also ensure that stories are SEO optimized and built in a way that showcases the best of CNN's sponsored content. Also, the senior writers may be required to work with CNN's on-air talent to produce and edit written features for CNN's video output on the features team.

This position will collaborate with a cross-functional team across London, Atlanta, New York, Hong Kong, and Abu Dhabi. The candidate must be a self-starter, comfortable working on tight deadlines, and able to switch rapidly between projects in a fast-paced news environment.

The Senior Writer will occasionally manage the editorial and output of freelancer writers, setting objectives, overseeing their professional development and championing their work.

What do we need from you?
• Extensive knowledge of Asia Pacific culture, business and geography
• Experience working at a global news organization
• Some background in editing news stories
• Creative ideas for digital storytelling
• Capable of adapting to different styles of writing depending on the topic and platform
• Perfect grasp of written and spoken English
• Deep understanding of journalistic standards and media law
• Strong technical capabilities, including working on different Content Management Systems and new operating systems

Key Competencies
• Uses sound judgment to make good decisions based on information gathered and analyzed
• Demonstrates editorial decisiveness to protect the brand and employees
• Considers all pertinent facts and alternatives before deciding on the most appropriate action
• Commits to a decision

Work Standards
• Sets and champions the highest performance standards
• Pays close attention to detail, accuracy and completeness
• Shows concern for all aspects of the job and follows up on work outputs
• Planning and Organizing
• Plans and organizes tasks and work responsibilities to achieve objectives
• Sets priorities
• Schedules activities
• Allocates and uses resources properly
• Works diligently and effectively to tight deadlines

• Expresses ideas effectively
• Excellent writing and editing
• Provides clear and decisive feedback to writers and producers
• Organizes and delivers information appropriately
• Listens actively

• Iterative and flexible with priorities
• Promotes a constant state of reinvention
• Understands business needs and can switch rapidly between projects accordingly

• Interacts with people effectively. Able and willing to share and receive information. • Collaborates within the group and across groups
• Supports group decisions and puts group goals ahead of own goals
• Seeks diverse perspectives
• Innovation
• Creates an environment for creative thinking
• Takes action to influence events
• Generates ideas for improvement, takes advantage of opportunities, and suggests innovations

• Generates ideas for improvement, takes advantage of opportunities, and suggests innovations
• Shows awareness of strengths and limitations and impact on others
• Demonstrates understanding of skills and how they complement those of others to build effective teams
• Uses experience and knowledge to mentor and develop others
• Seeks and reflects on feedback to improve performance

Motivating and Influencing Others
• Co-operates within the group and across groups
• Inspires others by clearly articulating and demonstrating values, core purpose and principles
• Provides regular and ongoing informal and formal feedback
• Recognizes the contribution of others
• Adapts leadership style to time frames and changing situations

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d5n987-44-200-117-166-42 in your application.

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