Producer I - Political Unit

  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 09

Position description

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What part will you play?

This producer works with the entire editorial team to help generate story ideas, report information and produce content for all of CNN's breaking news and political analysis platforms. The producer in this role handles a variety of important editorial tasks based on the needs of the platforms each day. The producer may be called upon to work with correspondents to script and produce tape "packages;" or to plan and execute live segments, including pre-interviewing guests and scripting questions for the program's anchor. The position requires a nimble journalist interested in breaking news, international relations and domestic politics. In addition to day-to-day editorial responsibilities, this producer may be called on to travel for short periods of time to produce stories in the field or to book guests in breaking news situations.

What do we need from you?

-Two to five years experience in national or major media markets is required, with special consideration given to those with a background in network or cable news production.
-The position requires keen news judgment, a love of journalism and an extensive knowledge of basic television news production - including the ability to use non-linear editing software, an understanding of what makes a strong VO and the ability to write clear, concise and urgent scripts.
-Applicants should have relevant experience booking guests for live television.
-Control room experience is preferred and a strong interest in politics and news stories related to the federal government is essential.
-Applicants must be calm under pressure, excel when faced with a deadline and thrive on the chaos that comes with working in a network newsroom.
-A successful candidate for the position will be a critical and strategic thinker who is both creative and possess strong organizational skills. 

But wait, there’s more!

  • Paid time off every year to volunteer
  • 2016 Best Company for Working Mothers
  • An in-house learning and development team to help shape and grow your career
  • Part of the Time Warner family of powerhouse brands like HBO, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TNT, and TBS

Application instructions

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