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Producer/Writer, CNNI

Warner Bros. Discovery

Warner Bros. Discovery

Marketing & Communications
London, UK
Posted on Sunday, July 7, 2024

Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are…

When we say, “the stuff dreams are made of,” we’re not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD’s vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what’s next…

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

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.

To see what it’s like to work at CNN, follow @WBDLife on Instagram and X!

Your New Role…

The Writer/Producer is responsible for writing scripts, planning segments and producing CNNI’s Newsroom show, broadcast at 1pm GMT on weekdays. The Writer/Producer takes editorial guidance from the anchor and producers based in London and Atlanta. When producing, they determine the rundown, react to late breaking news, and are in the control room as programmes go to air.

Your Role Accountabilities…

  • When producing, responsible for all aspects of the show, taking the programme to air from the control room in a live, breaking news environment

  • Requires robust editorial judgement in planning news shows and breaking news, as well as the ability to demonstrate their experience covering and editorially shaping segments on difficult, sensitive and controversial topics

  • In the run-up to the show, ensures all scripts are written, all graphics have been ordered and completed and all video material is in place and ready to air

  • The Writer/Producer must know and understand all of the daily stories and what treatments the stories deserve for the show. To that end, the Writer/Producer spends a large part of the shift studying wires and interacting with the assignment desk, supervisors and the show team to determine just how CNNI will be covering and presenting stories each day

  • Demonstrates imagination and creativity when packaging news and making segments

  • Write elements of the show, most often the show open, teases and set-ups for special segments

  • Oversees the control room staff who get the show on air based on the rundown.

  • Gives feedback to the guest booking team on show guests and also give ideas and some guidance on guests requested for future shows.

  • Contributes to the digital strategy of the show and come up with ideas for coverage storytelling on-air and online

  • As the show airs at 1pm, start time for this role is 7am Monday – Friday

Qualifications and Experience…

  • Thorough knowledge of international news and substantial experience in broadcast journalism

  • Good knowledge of television production with Control Room experience outputting newscasts

  • Robust editorial knowledge and demonstrated news writing experience

  • Languages other than English, especially regional languages, are an advantage

  • Specialty knowledge of an industry, subject matter or region of the world is advantageous.

Hybrid Working - This role is advertised as a Hybrid work model, that combines remote and in-office work, following our current company policy and to be agreed with your Line Manager. Subject to any applicable laws, WBD / your Line Manager reserves the right to change this working agreement where this is essential to business needs and upon reasonable notice to you.

How We Get Things Done…

This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at www.wbd.com/guiding-principles/ along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.

Championing Inclusion at WBD

Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or any other category protected by law. If you’re a qualified candidate and you require adjustments or accommodations to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please contact us at recruitadmin@wbd.com.