Newsdesk Producer, Futures
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc
Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

About CNN International

CNN’s portfolio of news and information services is available in seven different languages across all major TV, digital and mobile platforms reaching more than 450 million households around the globe.

CNN International is the number one international TV news channel according to all major media surveys across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Asia Pacific region and Latin America and has a US presence.

CNN Digital is a leading network for online news, mobile news and social media. CNN is at the forefront of digital innovation and continues to invest heavily in expanding its digital global footprint, with a suite of award-winning digital properties and a range of strategic content partnerships, commercialised through a strong data-driven understanding of audience behaviours.

Over the years CNN has won multiple prestigious awards around the world for its journalism. In addition, around 1,000 hours of long-form series, documentaries and specials are produced every year by CNNI’s non-news programming division, CNN Vision.

CNN has 39 editorial offices and more than 1,100 affiliates worldwide through CNN Newsource.

CNN International is part of Turner, a WarnerMedia company.

What part will you play?

A proactive, editorial and meticulously organized individual, the Futures News Desk Producer will directly work with and report to the Senior Planning Editor in HK.

He / She will also be working closely with Senior Director of Futures planning and that team in Atlanta, Futures planning counterparts in London and Abu Dhabi, digital and programming to execute cross platform news coverage.

The FNDP will be expected to support the Senior Planning Editor in HK, the Asia newsgathering teams but also execute deployments during breaking news in conjunction with the news desk, Asia Pacific, London and Atlanta Directors of Coverage (DOCs) and the Senior Director of Futures.

They will also be responsible for ensuring communications between Atlanta, London, Digital, and programming remain as seamless as possible.

Strong Editorial Sense : Be proactive and assist in the editorial development of the planning process, identify opportunities to break news, enterprise original and distinctive content and work with all platforms from TV, Digital, Social and others to ensure maximum coverage and promotion.

Able to identify stories and plan coverage accordingly. Strong and deep knowledge of Asia a plus, but also has a wide understanding of global themes and stories.

Pre- and post-production capability. Past track record of creative and distinctive storytelling a plus.

Cross-platform Planning : Assist in the planning of coverage of key themes, scheduled news events and breaking news. Working in step with the expectations of the entire News Group : digital, social and broadcast.

Field Assignment Execution : Assist in planning and executing field assignments, both pre-planned and for breaking news including, but not limited to pitching, budgeting, logistics, contact building.

Logistical Support : Keeping across, anticipating and owning the things that make us able to react quickly (visas, logistics, accreditations) are all up to date.

CNN coverage should not be compromised because of logistical impediments to fast reactions of teams to breaking news and events.

Distinctiveness : To find ways to make CNN coverage stand out from our competitors.

Collaboration : Co-ordinating closely and building relationships across platforms in CNN digital, social, broadcast, the regional, international and US bureaus and meeting their coverage needs.

Breaking News : Responding quickly and proactively to priorities across the News Group. Assisting the Senior Planning Editor, Dayside DOC and Senior Director of Futures in ensuring a breaking news event / story is covered properly on the staffing, logistics, transmission fronts as well work with field teams to move the editorial forward.

Planned Projects : Ensuring coverage plans are well defined and full details are outlined in documented fashion.

Safety : Needs awareness of safety issues facing teams on the field and working in step with the Senior Planning Editor, Directors of Coverage, Senior Director of Futures and Security representatives to ensure safety of staff is a priority.

What do we need from you?

Editorial : Able to identify stories and plan coverage accordingly. Strong and deep knowledge of Asia a plus, but also has a wide understanding of global themes and stories.

Pre- and post-production capability. Past track record of creative and distinctive storytelling a plus. Package / story writing and production capability a plus.

Past field experience a plus. Fluency and / or knowledge of other languages, especially Asian ones, a plus. Minimum 3 years’ experience in editorial newsgathering.

Proactive : Able to respond to a news event and able to anticipate trends / stories, then work with the Senior Planning Editor on a coverage plan for editorial and resources.

Able troubleshoot and solve problems.

Digital platform knowledge Broad awareness of CNN’s digital output and priorities and working with the Digital and Social teams to maximize story exposure

Building relationships : Working with colleagues in multiple platforms across CNN, build and maintain relationships with external government, corporate, NGO and other organizations’ contacts.

Working under pressure : Able to thrive in a pressured breaking news environment. Able to respond to changes in the editorial agenda and respond to situations on the ground for our field teams.

Attention to detail : Exceptionally organized with meticulous attention to detail.

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