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CNN’s Editorial Sponsorships team is looking for an experienced digital Features Writer to work across a portfolio of revenue-generating projects. Covering a broad range of topics -- from sustainability to business to the Middle East – this person will work alongside specialist colleagues across the organisation, including section editors, on-air talent, video producers and graphic designers to produce the highest-standard editorial features.
They will also use storytelling methods such as interactive storytelling, long-form or short-form written features and data visualisations to create premium sponsored content.
The Features Writer will work closely with the Commissioning Editors, Copy Editors and Campaign Strategy and Delivery to pitch and write sponsored features that engage with audiences, and contribute to the sponsorship KPIs and wider CNN Digital audience development goals. They will maintain CNN’s high journalistic standards by writing content that is balanced, fair, visual and engaging – working within CNN’s established processes and editorial procedures.
This person will collaborate with sponsorship producers to write content from around the world, meeting regularly with Campaign Strategy and Delivery Analysts and Programmers to learn from audience insights. Also, the Writer will be required to work with CNN’s on-air talent and producers to write multiplatform content (including TV scripts and digital articles) with information and media assets gathered from field assignments.
This position is based in London and will collaborate with a cross-functional team in Atlanta, New York, Hong Kong, and Abu Dhabi. The candidate must be a self-starter and comfortable working on tight deadlines and be able to switch rapidly between projects in a fast-paced news environment.
This role requires solid experience in writing, editing and building digital stories in a CMS. They will have an interest in news and current affairs and have a passion for innovative digital storytelling. They will also build image galleries and write captions.
The Features Writer will also review the written work of other writers and producers, providing a first-edit and advice before stories are filed to Copy Editors.
This position reports into the Commissioning Editor, they will also be supervised by a designated Copy Editor.
What do we need from you?
• Excellent writing skills
• Digital journalism experience in a news environment
• Experience writing and editing feature or news content
• Strong digital storytelling experience
• Good communication skills
• Ideas generation
• Ability to multi-task
What’s on offer:
This role comes with a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits and perks, including private medical, generous pension contribution and company bonus. You’ll have 28 days holiday and we’ll also give you 40 hours per year for you to use for volunteering or charitable work.
Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including flexible hours or an element of working from home. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need.
We are currently based in Soho, however we are moving to new offices in Old Street in early 2020.
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