Writer / Producer
Full Time Job
Writer / Producer - Weekend, CNN
• Pitching, researching, planning guest segments and/or packages as needed.
• Identifying guests, video elements, graphic elements (including relevant fonts).
• Coordinating execution of segments live from control room when needed, to ensure the most effective pursuit of the vision of the segment.
• Handling logistics for production of packages-interviews (both arranging and conducting when necessary), shoots (including finding sites, securing crew and booking travel), video (choosing and/or cutting video and monitoring the editing of the piece as necessary).
• Developing graphics for pieces or entire programs based on theme.
• Writing: pulling together all elements of segments and writing anchor intros, teases, fonts and text for graphics.
• Coordinating all elements gathered for packages into coherent, compelling pieces that integrate the best video and the strongest words.
• Collaborating with newsgathering and Media Operations to obtain the best elements.
• Collaborating with the Row to ensure the best script.
• Writing day-of scripts for program: promos, teases, opens, news, features.
• Effectively using video, graphics and fonts on all assigned stories.
• Four years broadcast newswriting and/or producing experience preferred; five years a plus.
• Four-year college degree or equivalent in proven industry experience.
• Excellent writing skills-style, language, accuracy, organization, balance.
• Ability to produce quality work quickly.
• Flexibility – ability to adapt during breaking news, ability to adapt to program or anchor style.
• Attitude – must be eager, cooperative, energetic, team-oriented.
• Strong production vision – ability to envision a segment or package and turn it into reality.
• Self-starter – ability to enterprise ideas and work well independently, with little supervision.