News Assistant (Temporary)

Division

Turner

Position Type

Temporary

Interests

News

Location

United States - New York - New York

Posted Date

Nov. 07, 2019

Req Number

173900BR

Opportunity Overview

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The Job

The temporary news assistant is an integral part of the newsroom and the assignment desk. In this role, the news assistant is responsible for newsgathering for all CNN platforms including television and digital.

The Daily
  • There is a strong emphasis on writing and collaborating with our team of editors and managers.
  • Clear, concise dissemination of information is a necessity.
  • Candidate should have experience conducting interviews as well as writing.
  • Some field work may be included in this position.
  • The news assistant will be tasked will making calls and combing through social media during breaking news as well as enterprise reporting.
  • Logging news conferences, transcribing interviews and scouring the CNN library and affiliates for video elements are also essential tasks.
  • In this position, you should contribute daily story pitch ideas and be proficient with detailed notes and organization.
  • It is critical that the candidate be able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment where accuracy is paramount.
The Essentials
  • BA/BS in Journalism, Television-Film Production, Communications, or related discipline or equivalent work experience
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