Visual Editor



Position Type

Full Time




Hong Kong - Hong Kong

Posted Date

Mar. 23, 2020

Req Number


Opportunity Overview

About CNN International
CNN’s portfolio of news and information services is available in seven different languages across all major TV, digital and mobile platforms reaching more than 450 million households around the globe. CNN International is the number one international TV news channel according to all major media surveys across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Asia Pacific region and Latin America and has a US presence. CNN Digital is a leading network for online news, mobile news and social media. CNN is at the forefront of digital innovation and continues to invest heavily in expanding its digital global footprint, with a suite of award-winning digital properties and a range of strategic content partnerships, commercialised through a strong data-driven understanding of audience behaviours. Over the years CNN has won multiple prestigious awards around the world for its journalism. In addition, around 1,000 hours of long-form series, documentaries and specials are produced every year by CNNI’s non-news programming division, CNN Vision. CNN has 39 editorial offices and more than 1,100 affiliates worldwide through CNN Newsource.

CNN International is part of Turner, a WarnerMedia company.

What part will you play?

At CNN Digital, the way we tell stories is just as important as the stories themselves. Whether it's breaking news, investigative journalism, or enterprise storytelling, our visual journalism breaks down stories for audiences in unique and interesting ways. The diversity of approaches allows us to better inform our audiences with essential and engaging news storytelling. We are expanding our visual journalism team and are looking for a Visuals Editor who will help pitch, edit, and execute visual storytelling on the web - from graphics and interactives to emerging storytelling forms like AR + motion graphics.

The person in this role will work primarily with the News, Politics and Business teams to help shape visual narratives and coverage, while also collaborating with a team of visual editors and journalists across the organization. This is a player/coach role, where you'll have ownership over shaping story ideas while also being able to get hands on in building out projects. The position is based in Hong Kong.

What will you be doing?

- Identify and pitch news-related visual story ideas
- Partner with other editors and reporters to brainstorm visual coverage ideas and find gaps in current story planning. Plan proactively for major events and identify strong visual opportunities
- Edit and help execute visually led stories for daily, long form, and breaking news as well as longer term projects, including maps, charts, infographics, animations, and mobile first interactives
- Collaborate with the Visual News team to refine standards and best practices for storytelling forms including data visualizations, interactives, photography, illustrations, and animations

What you'll bring?

- You are enthusiastic about excellent visual journalism and can share that enthusiasm with patience and clarity
- You put the journalism first, have impeccable news judgment, and are always asking "what's the best way to tell this story?"
- A reader-first perspective and strong commitment to multiplatform storytelling
- You're comfortable working collaboratively, individually and with cross-functional teams
- You are an excellent communicator and feel as comfortable walking through a story pitch with editors as you do coaching a developer on an interactive interface.
- At least two years of experience in a journalistic setting.

You may not have every single one of these skills, and that's OK! We're flexible on your exact skillset as long as you bring curiosity and willingness to learn. But you will ideally have some combination of editing experience, data analysis (R, Python, etc.), development and visualization skills (HTML, CSS, Javascript and JQuery, d3, three.js or other visualization libraries), mapping and graphics skills (Illustrator, AI2html, QGIS), and product design, user experience and prototyping skills (Sketch, Adobe XD, Zeplin, protpie, Flinto, Principle etc.).

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Mark Oliver at Please include three links to projects that you've edited or worked on recently.