Executive Director, CNNI Newsgathering - GA

5 days left

Atlanta, Georgia
Competitive salary and benefits plus 401k
Jul 25, 2019
Aug 25, 2019
Job Type
Full Time

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The Job

The Executive Director International Newsdesk role encompasses the current duties of the Senior Director of Coverage role with additional leadership responsibilities.

Core DOC duties include: the global oversight and leadership of Newsgathering assets and editorial oversight while on point. 

This senior executive serves throughout the week as the leader of the International Desk team and PoC for client management, risk management, and crisis management stateside.

Working with Triad, they are the senior editorial leader and will ensure highest editorial standards are met. They will integrate all assignment information from our hubs and ensure smooth communications to our domestic and international tv and digital platforms.

The Daily

The Executive Director will ensure consistency and continuity between the newsgathering hubs: Atlanta, Hong Kong, London, and Abu Dhabi with an emphasis on:

  • Driving on the day editorial in collaboration with all platforms
  • Ensuring highest standards of journalism and delivery of content as requested by all platforms
  • PoC for senior executives as required - including assignments, editorial developments, crisis management and PR
  • Ensuring the safety of all field teams in collaboration with Logistics Directors and SVP / VP Newsgathering
  • Editorially and logistically supporting all field teams
  • Poc for all compliance with Triad - legal, row and S+P
  • Establishing successful workflows with key clients
  • Coordinating newsdesk response to breaking news across the hubs
  • Ensuring consistency of service across the desks
  • Streamline communication systems and protocols between the Desks
  • Ensure Desks follow the sun seamlessly for clients and field - responsibility for all dayside editorial functions, clearances, compliance and crisis management in the US and Latin America
  • Financial management - acquisition of materials and assignment spending
  • Deputizing for SVP Newsgathering where necessary
  • This position reports into the SVP- CNNI Newsgathering
  • The role directly manages NewsDesk Editors situated in the Atlanta hub and provide guidance and direction to Directors of Coverage in locations across the globe

The Essentials

  • Field based experience, including field and package producing
  • Seasoned experience with an international newsgathering operation
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong editing skills Knowledge of CNN internal systems
  • Foreign language skills a definite plus
  • College degree

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

Apply by completing the application form below.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and E-Verify users. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

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