Turner Broadcasting Overnight Breaking News Editor, CNNPolitics - Project Position in Washington, District Of Columbia

Posting Job Title Overnight Breaking News Editor, CNNPolitics - Project Position

Time Warner Division Turner

Business Unit_TBS




Cable/Broadcast Television Networks

Games – Development & Publishing

Online Content/Services

Area of Interest News


United States - District of Columbia - Washington

Requisition #


Position Type Full Time

Posting Job Description

CNN Politics is looking for a breaking news editor to start our politics and Washington coverage each morning.

*This is a project position that expires in January 2021*

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What will you be doing?

-Conceptualize and edit breaking news stories and show an understanding of the nuances of packaging content for the web, mobile web, social (primarily Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and leading social messaging apps), and apps.

-Create sharp headlines.

-Prioritize the most social stories.

-Set up sharp, essential coverage for the early morning, beginning at 4 am.

-Make independent judgments and decisions on whether content is native to mobile, and it is suitable for our platforms and audiences

-Have a passion for political news, and be unafraid to build the future of journalism on the web with the urgency politics demands; and determined to define some of the country's most important political stories for the mobile social generation of news consumers. -This role requires constant communication and coordination with the Managing Editor, Political Unit, Social Media Editor, video team and our international bureaus in Hong Kong, London and elsewhere.

-This role extends through January 2021.

What do we need from you?

- Bachelor's degree.

- 4+ years' experience in an editorial or reporter role at a traditional or digital native news organization.

-Sound editorial and social judgment; excellent writing and visual communication skills. Strong content management system experience on desktop web, mobile web, and mobile.

- Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment making independent decisions.

- Proven experience for developing audiences across web, mobile web, social accounts, through SEO. Strong understanding of mobile, apps, and social (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).

- Strong copy editing skills

What makes the job even better

  • A progressive recruiting team that thrives on innovation and genuinely wants to hear your ideas.
  • A company culture that supports who YOU are: wellness support, paid volunteer time and opportunities and events that bring us together. (Fitbit competitions are taken very seriously here!)
  • Great health benefits and 401k.
  • In-house learning and development team to help shape and grow your career with online courses and cool events..

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