Coordinating Producer, Newsource Operations
CNNLos Angeles, CA
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Location: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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The CNN Newsource Coordinating Producer covers LA, West regional and breaking national news on behalf of CNN's affiliates. The Coordinating Producer works with the Newsource LA Correspondent to cultivate diverse news and special interest broadcast and digital content for CNN's affiliates. The position requires strong editorial, writing, logistics and technical abilities to meet the obligation of producing and delivering promised content and live services. The ability to travel regionally and nationally on short notice, 24/7, is a critical function of the position. This role works in concert with the New York, Washington, and Atlanta newsgathering teams to respond to news and deliver content to CNN's affiliates.
The Coordinating Producer provides daily content to CNN affiliates. The Coordinating Producer partners with assignment editors and editorial leaders on daily newsgathering needs, as needed, in LA/West region, but also nationally, as required. The Coordinating Producer leverages internal production tools to secure and maximize support for production initiatives. Securing production resources on behalf of CNN affiliates is paramount, as is having a command of available CNN production assets. A command of field production processes and techniques is vital to the operational success of Newsource newsgathering.
The position provides editorial and technical support during live reports on location at breaking news settings or planned events. The Coordinating Producer is comfortable handling multiple tasks to support talent, newsgathering colleagues and CNN affiliates in the field. The Coordinating Producer is dispatched on short notice to cover breaking news.
The Coordinating Producer writes and produces news and/or special interest content for affiliates and ensures stories meet all Legal, Rights and Standards guidelines of CNN. Guides packages through all proper vetting required for CNN produced packages. Collaborates with technical directors, affiliate control rooms and field crews to coordinate live shots and supporting content product. Responds quickly to breaking news stories to support the overall Newsource service. Cultivates relevant content in LA/West region for affiliate partners.
The position supports Newsource Digital product services by pitching/creating original digital pieces, enhancing still image coverage, as well as daily communication with Digital clients.
• 5 years of newsroom experience in field production, package production, control room, and newscast production
• Impeccable news judgment and knowledge
• Excellent script writing skills
• Excellent customer service skills
• Highly organized with the ability to multi-task and have flexibility
• Leadership experience, package and elements production for on-air reporting, social media/digital production knowledge, local/affiliate newsroom experience, and experienced travel portfolio for newsgathering
• Bachelor's degree required, course of study in Broadcast Journalism highly desired
• 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.
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