Director of Coverage (Atlanta, GA)

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Company Overview

Every great story has a new beginning. We're excited to announce that Discovery and WarnerMedia have combined to become Warner Bros. Discovery. WBD is a premier global media and entertainment company offering audiences the world's most differentiated and complete portfolio of content, brands and franchises across television, film, sports, news, streaming and gaming. We're home to the world's best storytellers, creating world-class products for consumers. From brilliant creatives to technology trailblazers and beyond, join us as we step into the next chapter.

This is our story

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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The Job

This critical leader is in charge of setting and driving forward CNN International's news agenda - when both leading and managing breaking news coverage, as well as commissioning and overseeing world-class day-to-day news stories.

This includes responsibility for all aspects of the newgathering process. This involves, but is not limited to, editorial oversight, the safety and security of field teams and wider newsgatherng staff; compliance on legal, ethical and standards issues; financial responsibility for the monthly newsgathering budgets and ensuring that the global newsdesks are operating at the highest editorial and content delivery levels.

The Director of Coverage is audience-focused, and has a clear understanding of how content reaches audiences on different platforms. and is a key partner in ensuring that happens.

The Director is accountable to the senior management and executives of CNN across all platforms to execute on delivery of the highest standards of journalism.

They are responsible for accuracy, creativity and the brand of CNN.

The Daily

-Enterprise reporting, delivering scoops and developing stories and themes of coverage.

- Coordinate and direct newsgathering in the field including deployments, security, editorial and compliance oversight.

- Responsibility for content delivery to TV, digital, social and/or other digital platforms.

- Protect and enhance CNN newsgathering's industry leading operation.

- Financial management of newsgathering budgets

- Managing a team of news desk journalists as well as daily management of field staff.

- Accountable to CNN Senior Management.

The Essentials

-Extensive experience of running a daily newsdesk in a busy newsroom - preferably an international one.

-5+ years' experience managing a team of producers and writers.

-Demonstrated excellence in breaking news situations and crisis management.

-Knowledge of digital publishing, broadcasting, news industry and the competitive landscape, including competitive news sites, channels, mobile, social media.

-Ability to translate editorial strategy into daily results.

-Skilled at adapting to a changing environment and leading others through change.

The Perks
  • Exclusive WarnerMedia events and advance screenings
  • Paid time off every year to volunteer for eligible employees
  • Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
  • Access to in-house learning and development resources
  • Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands

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]
More Information on WarnerMedia
WarnerMedia operates in the Digital Media industry. The company is located in New York, NY and Atlanta, GA. WarnerMedia was founded in 2022. It has 30377 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance and Mental Health Benefits. To see all 46 open jobs at WarnerMedia, click here.
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