CNN Executive Editor: The Row

Atlanta, GA
Full Time
Requisition ID: 173874BR

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What part will you play?

  • Working with CNN's Senior Editorial Director, The Row Executive Editor is responsible for decisive editorial oversight of CNN's reporting, including day-to-day management of The Row, CNN's editorial oversight team.
  • This is a senior editorial leadership position for all of CNN's platforms.

What will you be doing?

  • The Row Executive Editor is responsible for newsgroup-wide script and story approval, including complicated investigative scripts, documentaries and stories that include sensitive and controversial content.
  • This position must ensure that stories meet high standards of story-telling, clarity, accuracy, quality, fairness and balance, while avoiding problems of libel, defamation and use infringement.
  • A key part of the job is determining appropriate language on sensitive issues and developing coverage guidance for all platforms.
  • This role is responsible for coordinating with the national and international desks to provide editorial management of major stories.
  • This position is the key Row editorial liaison with Legal and Standards & Practices and acts as a single anonymous source approval authority.
  • Additional responsibilities include weekly on-call duty, the management of the Row team, including staff scheduling oversight and training in areas of special expertise.
What do we need from you?

  • Bachelor's degree + 10 years journalism experience
  • Three years reporting/field producing experience.
  • Two years as a senior editorial manager.
  • 15+ years journalism experience including producing TV newscasts, magazine shows or date-to-day management of a major daily newspaper/or news website
  • Five years field newsgathering experience
  • Four years as a senior editorial manager

But wait, there’s more!

  • Paid time off every year to volunteer
  • 2016 Best Company for Working Mothers
  • An in-house learning and development team to help shape and grow your career
  • Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands like HBO, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TNT, and TBS

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