Writer/Producer, CNN Newsource at Warner Bros. Discovery (Atlanta, GA)
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Who We Are...
When we say, "the stuff dreams are made of," we're not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD's vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what's next...
From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.
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Your New Role...
This position is essential to sustain the overall quality and usability of our services for Newsource affiliates. The position plays a key role in writing and disseminating content to more than 1,100 affiliates around the world, ensuring a superior, turnkey product for our affiliate customers. It is crucial that the department be able to maintain the level of service our customers have grown to expect. The workflow process and delivery of material (via both BitCentral and the seven digital channels) to those 1,100 affiliates is based on having sufficient, structured staff to carry out the many steps involved in distributing material from CNN to affiliate stations.
Your Role Accountabilities...
A Newsource Writer/Producer must be skilled in crafting broadcast-ready scripts that are accurate and conversational.
This person is expected to write a variety of news scripts including lead-ins, vo's, tags, etc. for more than 1,100 CNN affiliates around the globe.
High-performing Writer/Producers will also be expected to write packages and/or copyedit, when needed.
The Newsource Writer/Producer is also responsible for making editorial decisions on content distribution in conjunction with writing scripts.
At times, a Writer/Producer will also proxy edit. All of this must be done within a fast-paced work environment.
The ideal candidate also must be able to provide excellent customer service to affiliates and the ability to collaborate with co-workers across all of CNN's platforms.
Qualifications & Experience...
- Requirements for this position include 2 years or more writing experience and 3-5 years total news experience.
- Experience in local news is helpful.
- Creative written and oral skills are also essential, as well as strong organizational skills and flexibility.
- Bachelor's degree is preferred
How We Get Things Done...
This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at www.wbd.com/guiding-principles/ along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.
The Legal Bits...
Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.
If you're a qualified candidate with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at [email protected].