Senior Editor, Breaking News


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What part will you play?

We are looking for a senior editor on an about-to-form breaking news team. This editor will help iterate our coverage and priorities of the day, from delivering timely nuggets of information to contextualizing a fast-moving story. This job involves creative packaging of stories -- headlines, images, video, related material -- on homepages. It involves developing, executing and evolving a strategy for alerting, as our notifications move toward a more personalized experience.

The successful candidate will bring creativity, energy and substance to our programming and planning; have a full understanding of digital programming and storytelling; help set daily coverage priorities as well as longer-term planning; ensure successful workflows; be a data junkie, constantly refining and evolving strategy based on audience metrics; react swiftly to breaking news and help strategize the best delivery; and be able to identify engaging content and influence its production. This is a new team and a new leader, reporting into the director of breaking news.

What will you be doing?

This position is primarily a breaking news editing role and the ideal candidate will:
  • Conceptualize, curate and craft breaking news updates and show an understanding of the nuances of packaging content for the web, mobile web, social.
  • Create sharp headlines.
  • Prioritize stories and set a news agenda that is clear to audiences.
  • Work with editorial, design and product teams and coordinate content and distribution strategies.
  • Have a passion for breaking news, political news, and be unafraid to build the future of journalism on the web
  • This role requires constant communication and coordination with the programming, news & alert, digital news, news-gathering and teams across CNN.
What do we need from you?
  • Bachelor's degree. 5+ 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.
  • Strong understanding of mobile, apps, and social media.
  • Experience in a video-led operation a plus.
  • Strong copy editing skills are needed for this role.
  • This leader will hire and build this team and should be a proven manager with excellent leadership and communication skills.

But wait, there's more!
  • Paid time off every year to volunteer
  • 2015 Best Company for Working Mothers
  • An in-house learning and development team to help shape and grow your career
  • Part of the Time Warner family of powerhouse brands like HBO, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TNT, and TBS


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