Senior Editor, CNN, Digital
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
3d ago

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Job Description

CNN is seeking an experienced digital editor to join its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong to take a leading role in helping to shape the biggest and most important stories from across the region.

This is a role for an ambitious digital editor with outstanding news judgment, excellent communication skills, and a passion for breaking news and distinctive features.

Reporting to the Director of CNN Digital Worldwide for the Asia-Pacific region, you’ll work as part of a diverse, highly-collaborative team of digital journalists, deftly coordinating daily news assignments to deliver smart, accessible stories for a growing cross-platform global audience.

You’ll have proven high-level editing skills and the ability to distill complex ideas, bringing a deep understanding of international affairs, as well as an eye for emerging trends.

This is a newsroom leadership role that requires calmness under pressure. As Senior Editor you will help steer the agenda during major breaking news from terror attacks to natural disasters responding in real-time to unexpected developments and making decisive editorial decisions.

  • You will have a broad digital portfolio and will be expected to move between reactive and proactive depending on the situation, executing detailed digital coverage plans around major upcoming events;
  • taking a lead in crafting innovative distinctive features; and communicating across teams on multi-region news and investigative projects.

    Though the role is primarily focused on Asia-Pacific, you will be working as part of a global 24 / 7 digital leadership team, providing a key editorial link between CNN’s US, Europe, Middle East and Africa operations, and deputizing for the regional Digital Director when needed.

    You’ll need to have :

    A minimum of 8 years of editing experience on leading digital publications

    A proven track record of editing major breaking news; superior news judgment; and the ability to deliver in a highly pressurized, deadline driven environment

    Exceptional planning and organizational skills with a demonstrable track record of executing detailed digital coverage plans

    Experience conceiving and producing long-form distinctive features and / or investigative works

    Experience in managing others, setting editorial priorities and coordinating between teams and across time zones

    Understanding of how to drive regional and global digital audience growth

    A passion for news and a deep knowledge of international affairs

    College degree or equivalent industry experience

    Perfect grasp of written and spoken English

    Enthusiasm, flexibility and a desire to foster a collaborative and inclusive work environment

    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.

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