Company Name: CNN
Job Industry: Copywriting
Job Type: Full time
WorkPlace Type: On-Site
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Job Description:

Every great story has a new beginning, and yours starts here.


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.


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CNN is seeking a Copy Editor who will be responsible for ensuring every script distributed to the more than 1,000 affiliates meets the editorial, legal and ethical standards of CNN.


Your New Role


In this role, the selected candidate will ensure Newsource content exceeds expectations of television stations and online digital clients. This person will also ensure the content meets the CNN brand expectations. As the Copy Editor the selected candidate will also be the supervisor of the writing group while assigning priorities to front line producers. Additionally, you will train and mentor CNN Newsource fulltime and freelance writers and producers.


Your Role Accountabilities…


  • COPY EDITING - Ensures all scripts distributed by CNN Newsource are accurate and adhere to CNN’s standards, guaranteeing proper attribution, balance, clarity, context, conversational style, creativity, grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • SHIFT SUPERVISING - Acts as an editorial leader in conjunction with Newsource managers. Responsible for leading a team of writers, from scheduling to contributing to performance reviews.
  • ASSESSING, TRAINING AND MENTORING STAFF - Copy Editors provide all writers and producers tactful and constructive feedback about their scripts both in real-time and post-shift.


Qualifications & Experience…


  • 5 years full-time broadcast news writing and/or editing preferred.
  • Four-year college degree or equivalent in proven industry experience required.
  • Editing skills-checking accuracy, balance, language, style.
  • Ability to produce quality work quickly.
  • Flexibility-ability to adapt during breaking news, ability to recognize story evolution and rewrite/update as necessary.
  • Must be eager, cooperative, energetic, team-oriented.
  • Leads writer team and takes active role in many aspects of business strategies.


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.


The Legal Bits…


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, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.


If you’re a qualified candidate with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at recruitadmin@wbd.com.


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