Turner Broadcasting Content Producer, Newsource Newsgathering in Los Angeles, California

Posting Job Title Content Producer, Newsource Newsgathering

Time Warner Division Turner

Business Unit_TBS




Cable/Broadcast Television Networks

Games – Development & Publishing

Online Content/Services

Area of Interest Editorial


United States - California - Los Angeles

Requisition #


Position Type Full Time

Posting Job Description

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.

Across the country, throughout every news cycle and on all platforms, CNN Newsource helps local news providers tell their stories. From breaking news content across the world, to trending stories for your digital sites, to comprehensive live coverage, to archive footage…Newsource is at the heart of breaking news.

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What part will you play?

The Newsource Newsgathering Content Producer facilitates and curates the acquisition of top and trending stories daily for both CNN platforms and CNN partners, mastering 3 core job components - content awareness and value, highly maintained relationships, and local news marketplace business prowess.

  • The Content Producer surfaces the best content for broadcast and digital by maintaining regular communication with affiliates via traditional and non-traditional means.
  • The ironclad relationships established by Content Producers pays vital dividends in ease of access to affiliate content, especially in breaking news.
  • Growing and maintaining relationships is a critical component of the value a Content Producer brings to both CNN and its affiliate partners.
  • In addition, the content producer produces regional content for distribution via Bitcentral for affiliate use, and ensures that all content contains accurate editorial information for live, tape and archive purposes.
  • The Content Producer maintains a dual goal - satisfying the changing needs of both CNN platforms and CNN partner affiliates, ensuring all editorial content needs are being met in a timely manner for consideration of network coverage across all platforms including but not limited to CNN, HLN, Digital and the Documentary Unit.
  • The content producer is a journalist with a business mindset who recognizes the affiliate landscape calls for news gatherers to have an understanding of the changing needs of the affiliate business in addition to being a solid journalist.
  • The Content Producer recognizes that the daily Newsgathering of affiliate content is a balancing act between the journalistic needs and the changing needs of the business.
  • The Content Producer develops and maintains solid business partnerships with Newsource Sales Representatives to help collaborate on a solid affiliate relationship.
  • The Content Producer should have a working knowledge of major group deals and station contracts as it pertains to Newsgathering in order to help maintain a healthy affiliate relationship. What do we need from you?

  • BA/BS in Journalism, Television-Film Production, Communications or related discipline, preferred.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in news environment and prior newsroom experience.
  • Strong general news judgment and affiliate newsgathering experience
  • Strong editorial decision-making regarding affiliate content on a regional and national scale
  • Knowledge of Newsource distribution platform BitCentral
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Able to make quick strategic decisions in a high-pressure newsroom
  • Good team player and with strong ability to multi-task
  • Ability to perform Newsgathering in social media outlets, desirable
  • Affiliate experience is a plus!

But wait, there’s more!

  • Paid time off every year to volunteer
  • 2015 Best Company forWorking Mothers
  • An in-houselearning and development teamto help shape and grow your career
  • Part of the Time Warner family of powerhouse brands like HBO, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TNT, and TBS

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and E-Verify users. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.