Washington Editor, CNN Politics (Project Role)

Washington, DC
Full Time
Requisition ID: 174131BR

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The Washington editor will assist the senior editors of the White House, Congress and Justice beats in overseeing CNN's digital coverage. The Washington editor's primary responsibility will be editing daily breaking news coverage as well as assisting with enterprise stories. We are looking for someone with stellar news judgment, superb editing skills and the ability to perform in a competitive environment.

This is a project role through 1/31/2021.

What will you be doing?
  • Assist the senior editors for the White House, Congress and Justice beats in leading digital coverage
  • Edit content focused on a user-driven strategy that understands the nuances of packaging content for the web, mobile web, social (primarily Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and leading social messaging apps), and apps
  • Help ensure quality control by line editing and back-reading content
  • Edit analysis, enterprise and accountability pieces as well as breaking stories
  • Prioritize the most social stories and ask two critical questions: 1) is this content native to mobile, and 2) is it shareable?
  • Coordinate with newsgathering teams across the beats and help prioritize and execute digital needs
  • Knowledge and passion for political news and producing political content with the urgency politics demands
  • Monitor national and local news sources to identify and evaluate stories of potential interest that align with the editorial direction
  • This person should be passionate, driven, innovative, and determined to define some of the country's most important political stories for the mobile social generation of news consumers
  • Edit and help produce sharp headlines and stories
  • Superb writing and visual communication strength are a must
What do we need from you?
  • 6+ of experience an editorial role at a traditional or digital native news organization
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Sound editorial and social judgment; excellent writing and visual communication skills
  • Strong content management system experience on desktop web, mobile web, and mobile
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment making independent decisions
  • Proven experience for developing audiences across web, mobile web, social accounts, through SEO
  • Strong understanding of mobile, apps, and social (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
  • Experience leading a team
  • Experience in a video-led operation a plus
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