Full Time Job

Senior News Writer - Investigative Unit


Remote / Virtual 09-01-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

This is our story

The Team
Seek truth. Break news. Hold the powerful accountable. That's the mission of CNN's investigative team. Our team tackles investigations into myriad topics of national interest, including criminal and social justice issues, the environment, health care, public and private corporations, border and immigration matters, and the entertainment industry. We are a multi-platform unit that produces investigations for digital and broadcast. We tell original stories on important issues that have the potential to prompt change and right wrongs. Our stories are sometimes in-depth projects that are months in the making, and other times quick-turn investigations or enterprise pieces in the wake of breaking news events.

The Job
The right candidate for this job will be equally adept at covering high pressure, rapidly unfolding news events and diving into in-depth, complex investigations. We're looking for a reporter well-versed in public records and creative in finding solutions to reporting obstacles.

The Daily
• The position requires an energetic, self-sufficient, multitasker who is eager to work collaboratively.
• This reporter should be skilled in developing strong story pitches and managing projects efficiently.
• Above all, the job requires a critical eye and uncompromising commitment to facts, fairness and integrity.
• Our team is based in multiple cities. We prefer reporters to be located in our New York, Washington D.C., Atlanta, or Los Angeles bureaus, but remote work may be possible for the right candidate.

The Essentials
• 8+ years of editorial experience, with a proven track record of investigative reporting
• Strong editorial judgment
• Strong research, interviewing and writing skills
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Proficiency with social media
• Ability to work in fast, high-pressure environment
• Ability to travel
• Must be flexible and able to work an extended schedule as the news cycle and deadlines require.
• BA/BS in related discipline, or equivalent work experience
• Preferred: beat expertise and experience with breaking news

The Perks
• Paid time off every year to volunteer
• 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.

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