Senior Editor, RaceLocation Los Angeles, California | Washington, DC | Atlanta, Georgia | New York, New York
Position Type: Full TimeJob ID 178083BR Apply Now
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What part will you play?
This is a senior leader in charge of shaping CNN Digital’s coverage of race in America. This role will report into the National Digital News Desk and partner closely with the beat leader, key teams in digital and in newsgathering. The Senior Editor will partner with our CNN beat leader on race to break news and cover the stories and conversations around race, the struggles, the progress and the triumphs happening across the country. She/He will help us elevate the voices of Black, Latino, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American and all races to tell the stories of inequality, education, economy, health care, culture, entertainment, sports and other key topics that highlight solutions, inspiration and leadership.
This Senior Editor is a best in class shaper and sharpener of stories and ideas and a natural collaborator who can work across CNN’s news platforms and teams in service of getting the best content to our vast audiences. She/He is a true partner with writers in identifying distinctive angles on top stories and finding distinctive stories. News editors are multi-skilled and talented in that they know how to edit as an editor and read as a reader.
What will you be doing?
The Senior Editor will oversee the work of a Reporter and a Writer, covering race as a full-time beat. The editor also will be a key collaborator in helping organize, plan and edit CNN contributors who cover race, ethnicity and inclusion across multiple teams.
All Digital editors edit stories from a wide range of sources including the digital news writers, other writers across CNN Digital, contributors including opinion columnists and external contributors, freelancers, field teams who may not be able to sit and write but can give great material by phone, Slack, etc., on the ground from any corner of the world.
All digital news editors will work with a wide range of copy from a wide range of writers. That means news editors must be excellent communicators and diplomats. They are excellent providers of feedback who help elevate CNN's storytelling across a wide range of digital platforms.
It's a varied job. Some days may be fast and furious with edits on a single and fast-flowing developing story. Some days will have a wide range of pieces in different forms and formats to edit, for example, an enterprise story, a newsletter, an opinion piece or a story from a correspondent.
And last but never least: News editors are often the final step before a story goes to the programming teams to get distributed to millions of people worldwide. All news editors work intently to make sure our stories are accurate and fair so that we continue to grow the trust between CNN and our audiences.
What do we need from you?
- 5 or more years editorial experience, 2+ years of experience managing (or leading) a beat, a team or high-impact projects
- College degree preferred
- Experience covering the issues, conversations and triumphs regarding race, ethnicity and bias
- Ability to shape and sharpen complex story ideas and news developments
- Ability to coach better writing, story framing and storytelling
- Ability to edit content and elevate the writing, framing and storytelling
- Paid time off every year to volunteer
- Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
- 2018 Best Company for Working Mothers
- 2018 Best Company for Dads
- An in-house learning and development team to help shape and grow your career
- Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands
Warner Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment 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.
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