Multiplatform Copy Editor, CNN Espanol (Miami)



Position Type

Full Time




United States - Florida - Miami

Posted Date

Oct. 08, 2019

Req Number


Opportunity Overview

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The Job

The Multi-Platform Copy Editor must have a working knowledge of business news, international news, and political news and apply that knowledge under deadline pressure. They can curate and tag. They can SEO. They know what stories -- in either text or video -- should be linked up. They know when attribution is needed and when it's overkill. The Multi-Platform Copy editor is expected to be a close adviser to the producer on any editorial issues or problems that arise with assigned scripts.

* Written and verbal Spanish and English fluency required *

** Position can be based in Atlanta or Miami**

The Daily
  • The candidate should have a solid background in news digital or TV production
  • The ideal candidate will be flexible enough to work as needed as a Copy Editor or as one of the lead writers on a shift
  • The Multi-Platform Copy Editor is responsible for making sure scripts conform to the highest editorial standards, are factually accurate and fair, are grammatically correct and are written conversationally
  • The Multi-Platform Copy Editor oversees a team of writers to ensure a program's scripts are completed in a timely way
  • Work toward compelling, conversational anchor copy that is accurate and up to date
  • Check accuracy of all components of program, including graphics and other on-air editorial elements
  • Rework scripts when necessary
  • Demonstrate a strong familiarity with CNNE Stylebook and CNN Legal Standards to ensure consistency that increases CNN's credibility
  • Demonstrate proficiency with CNN font codes to make our on-air product look smart and communicate useful information clearly
  • They will work with a wide range of copy from a wide range of writers, contributors, producers and reporters
  • That means multi-platform copy editors must be excellent communicators and diplomats
  • They are excellent providers of feedback who help elevate CNNE's storytelling across all platforms
  • Must also have a strong understanding of Latin America and US Hispanic news and issues
  • The successful candidate is bilingual in Spanish & English
The Essentials
  • 5 years full time broadcast, agency or digital news writing and/or editing required; 7 years desirable
  • Four-year college degree or equivalent in proven industry experience required
  • Editing skills-checking accuracy, balance, language, style
  • Ability to produce quality work quickly
  • Flexibility-ability to adapt during breaking news, ability to adapt to program or anchor style and rewrite when necessary
  • Must be eager, cooperative, energetic, team-oriented
  • Leadership- leads writer team and takes active role in many aspects of program preparation
  • Strong technical capabilities
  • Perfect grasp of written and spoken Spanish
  • Strong understanding of mobile, apps, and social (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
  • Must be able to work on weekends and/or overnight
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