Full Time Job

Crime & Justice Reporter


Washington, DC 06-18-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Crime & Justice Reporter (Producer)

The Job

CNN is seeking a reporter to cover the Justice Department, crime and law enforcement.

The Daily
• Work with CNN's Justice team of correspondents, producers and editors to report on stories about the Department's leadership and activities, and crime and law matters at large.
• Cultivate sources among federal agencies, advocacy groups, legal experts and others to break news and drive coverage.
• Candidates should have a proven record of breaking news, working with sources to develop stories and clear and engaging writing style.
• Experience in covering law enforcement and/or the courts preferred
• Understanding of using social media and online tools to assist reporting
• Monitor internal news gathering threads, on-air interviews and reporting, and competing news outlets' coverage to coordinate with editors about needed content for CNN platforms.
• Report enterprise stories to dive deeper into the issues and experiences defining crime and justice in the US
• Make independent judgments and decisions on whether content is native to mobile, and it is suitable for our platforms and audiences.

The Essentials
• Typically has 4 or more years of progressively complex related experience.
• College degree or equivalent industry experience.
• Excellent Writing and research skills
• High metabolism for news
• Flexibility and ability to juggle multiple task at once

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.