Senior Producer Social Publishing

CNN 3.5 – New York, NY

Job Description

Req ID: 160347
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What part will you play?
  • The Senior Producer of Social Publishing is a leadership role within CNN's global social publishing team.
  • As a Senior Producer you will be leading a team, executing long term planning goals on bespoke initiatives and creating content across multiple social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, messaging apps and Snapchat.
  • This Senior Producer will be extremely social media savvy, have exceptional writing skills, great editorial judgment and be able package content for social audiences while maintaining CNN standards.
What will you be doing?
  • Leading a team of 5-7 digital journalists
  • Collaborating with teams across social, digital and design to execute and brainstorm large network initiatives.
  • Executing a social video strategy and edit social video
  • Partnering with the Senior Director of Social Publishing and the international social publishing team on global social initiatives.
What do we need from you?
  • 5-7+ years of journalism/community management experience
  • A sincere passion for breaking news and social media
  • Relevant experience using social media as a publishing and audience engagement tool
  • Proven track record of creating engaging content (written, video, social) that drives traffic and engagement
  • Must know how to edit video and have proven track record of video production
  • Sound editorial judgment
  • Deep understanding of multiple platforms and different devices
  • Be extremely organized and diligent for both maintaining team schedules and long term editorial planning
  • Experience producing and editing graphics, video and/or photos preferred
  • Extreme fluency in social media publishing and analytics tools and products
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
But wait, theres 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
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and E-Verify users. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

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    1. "CNN: exciting & dynamic work enviroment, but less job security-"

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      I worked at CNN full-time (More than 10 years)

      Pros

      1. CNN has a dynamic, frenetic pace, with the core activity being chasing breaking news, which is fascinating if you like fast-paced work that forces you to learn about something new with each unique news story. It is a requirement that you enjoy thinking outside the box, because every news story has its own nuances and themes, which require that you improvise a new set of tools to get accurate information from sources. There is no repetitive daily grind in this line of work.
      2. Great people to work with: very smart and talented people, who love the frenetic pace of news gathering as much as you should. No dull people looking for a quiet day need apply, and very few survive there for long.
      3. Great benefits and usually good salaries.
      4. A great place to build a career in journalism; CNN ( still!) has great brand recognition and so it is a good springboard to other media companies.

      Cons

      CNN, like almost all news media organizations, is in a long-term struggle for survival to keep subscribers and advertisers as the Internet pulls more and more eyes away from traditional news outlets. This translates into radical changes as management tries new ways to increase viewership, resulting in periodic seismic shifts in staffing... so stay for the exciting work, but make sure you keep your resume polished and have a back-door exit plan. It used to be the case that talented employees could count on their job being permanent (barring acts of misconduct); but that is no longer the case. Expect periodic downsizings and elimination of special departments (i.e. CNN's science and technology unit).
      As one of my former managers helpfully suggested as my unit was being reformed and I was left without a job, "embrace change".


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      I worked at CNN full-time

      Pros

      the best job for any adrenaline junkie
      fast paced, breaking news environment with a need to multi-task and produce results on a deadline

      Cons

      very little if any movement
      poor work life balance
      unclear objectives from management


    3. "where news is broken"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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      Pros

      -best paid time off for news biz
      -great health options & 401k match
      -ideal environment for breaking news junkies + self-starters

      Cons

      -constantly changing management & vision
      - top heavy teams with stagnant middle management who is often disempowered
      -a disconnect between what is said and done by top leadership re: mission + values

      Advice to Management

      Continue to grow, and allow your talent to grow

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