Are you ready to take your promo career to the next level at one of the most recognizable brands in the world?
CNN is looking for a writer/producer to join our award-winning team at CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta and help us amp up our daily topical promotion. In a fast-paced news environment, stand-out topicals are becoming more important than ever. We’re looking for an experienced writer/producer who can write compelling copy and create attention-grabbing spots on a very tight timeline . This is not a job for beginners. If your reel shows that you know how to sell a story in surprising and creative ways, and you want a chance for the whole world to see your work.
Duties: Under supervision of the Creative Director for CNN Domestic On-Air Promotions, the Writer/Producer is responsible for handling all aspects required to take project from start to finish: concept development, script writing, video retrieval, supervision of voice session, editing (or overseeing edit process), timely and accurate creation all necessary versions. The Writer/Producer will conceive, write and produce video or audio based promos, promotional messaging and campaigns on any media platform for all network initiatives including, but not limited to, all CNN programs and CNN Digital Properties, Sales Presentations and PR support material.
Maintain close communication with CNN editorial content partners and PR to ensure promotion is on target for sponsored content, and meets CNN standards.
Manages multiple media formats with confidence and, in some circumstances, personally shoot and edit.
Maintains accurate digital archives of his/her projects; keep accurate records of completed work, including scripts, audio/video notes, v/o talent information and music sources.
Maintain a general awareness of other work going on in the team.
Coordinate with scheduling and other relevant stakeholders to ensure proper & timely delivery of final media.
Stay abreast of current creative trends in media and marketing, including digital media and platforms.
Proficiency in computer skills including familiarity current production software. (Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro)
Qualifications: The Writer/Producer must have
2+ years television promotion production experience
2+ years creative and/or TV promo writing
Knowledge of national and world events
Preferred:Familiarity with CNN programming and on-air talent,
Direct experience writing and producing national and/or local news promos,
Experience in promo writing for multiple genres and platforms, Bachelor's degree. Topical experience preferred. Ability to work weekend hours; work schedule would be Wednesday through Sunday.