Temporary Job

News Desk Researcher


Atlanta, GA 06-30-2020
  • Paid
  • Temporary
Job Description

News Desk Researcher (Temporary)

This is our story

The Job

The Researcher is a tenacious researcher/data journalist who will work closely with senior editors and reporters to uncover fresh news stories, break news stories and track high-profile editorial threads on ongoing high-profile stories. S/he is constantly searching for new stories that could require extensive research and investigation.

S/he has strong organizational skills and is meticulous in keeping track of several things at once with an eye for news, so managers can be quickly alerted. S/he works collaboratively with a team as s/he will be required to help support desk editors, show producers and field staff as required - from sourcing/logging/transcribing content. May be assigned to News Desk Producer responsibilities where appropriate; may rotate on overnight shift and can be assigned to Live Desk produce.

The Daily
• Proactively digs for leads that will keep out platforms competitive - both in terms of breaking new stories and breaking new lines during ongoing stories
• Digs for fresh news stories and flags important stories/developments on high-profile stories
• Organized, meticulous, tenacious and able to forensically dig through extensive documents to find investigative threads
• Able to multi-task and work on both short-term and long-term projects with reporters and desk/digital editors
• Monitors and researches developing news stories or topics, images, as directed by Seniors or to support reporters, desk/digital editors and field
• Ingests, logs and transcribes images directed, responsible for metadata and liaises with library and picture sources to obtain, clear and enter video to enhance our storytelling across all platforms

The Essentials
• Proven research experience
• Organized, pays attention to detail, able to multi-task on projects
• Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment and under pressure
• Collaborative, with excellent communication skills- Technically adept
• Experienced user of digital and social media platforms
• Self-starter, innovative and creative
• Knowledge of international affairs

• Role in a media environment
• Undergraduate degree in journalism or related studies
• Language skills (Bilingual)
• International experience/travel

The Perks
• Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
• 2018 Best Company for Working Mothers
• 2018 Best Company for Dads
• An in-house learning and development team to help shape and grow your career
• Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands

Company Profile
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.