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Sr. News Desk Editor CNN International Desk

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Sr. News Desk Editor, CNN International Desk
Turner Broadcasting

Job #714781465
Posting Job Title
Sr. News Desk Editor, CNN International Desk
Time Warner Division
Business Unit_TBS
Cable/Broadcast Television Networks
Games – Development & Publishing
Online Content/Services
Area of Interest
United States - Georgia - Atlanta
Requisition #
Position Type
Full Time
Posting Job Description
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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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What part will you play?
The Senior News Editor manages the International desk during their assigned shift. This entails story, asset and resource management. S/he is responsible for the quality, speed and accuracy of our storytelling and ensures the network goals and planning around a story is reflected in treatment of the story.
What will you be doing?
The Senior News Editor serves as editorial gatekeeper for the network. S/he ensures integrity by giving attention to all elements of a story, words, information, facts, data etc. for all platforms including Digital and Social execution.
S/he assigns resources to stories and ensures clear assignment communication to the field. This includes intelligently and responsively assigning Newsdesk Producers and Researchers to the appropriate teams in the field.
The Senior News Editor makes a determination based on region, skill, story priority and staffing levels. S/he ensures appropriate staffing levels for their shift or in the face of breaking news.
S/he is responsible for assessing and managing hours worked in the field by teams and supporting as appropriate and works globally with their Senior News Editor colleagues to ensure all assignments are covered.
The Senior News Editor gives regular feedback to direct reports and the Newsdesk Researchers and Producers they work with. S/he mentors desk employees formally and informally and is responsible for onboarding, training and managing temporary employees and new staff.
The Senior News Editor is responsible for the communication of “urgents” and “alerts” to all platforms, liaising with the control rooms and Digital Supervisors on matters of importance and breaking news. S/he is responsible for bringing security, legal, Standards & Practices, and editorial issues to the attention of the Director of Coverage.
The Senior News Editor is responsible for ensuring the Desk is fiscally responsible. S/he manages spending by making decisions about story assignments and resources based on the budget allocated. S/he makes recommendations on spending, and alerts senior managers on issues related to spending.
The Senior News Editor should can act as Director of Coverage when needed.
*This position is required to rotate evening and overnight shifts and may be assigned to other global locations. *
What do we need from you?
Experienced in international journalism with an excellent understanding of international affairs.
Possess demonstrable understanding of international media law.
Fluency in a second language is preferred.
At least 3 years' experience in television or digital journalism.
Strong leadership skills with at least 1-year experience directing or managing others.
Possess and demonstrate core digital and social competencies.
Strong technical and logistics skills relative to both TV and Digital
Skilled editor - linear and digital.
Fast, succinct and accurate communication skills (written).
Excellent communication and collaborative people skills (verbal).
Innovative and creative.
Flexible and able to operate in a fast-changing environment.
Undergraduate degree in journalism or related studies, professional journalism training or commiserate experience in the industry.
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Paid time off every year to volunteer
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