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Production Assistant (Temporary)

Atlanta, GA
Requisition ID: 177910BR

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The Job

The temporary Production Assistant will be responsible supporting the process of surfacing news video content to all of CNN's digital platforms. Production Assistants for video will be trained to find compelling web video, pitch content to the editorial team, and learn about how data drives the digital business. PA's work with the whole of's editorial operation in Atlanta, New York, London, and Hong Kong.

The Daily
  • Cut and publish video content on and across all associated digital platforms using Turner Content Management System. This includes creating high quality images, headlines, and descriptions for video and placement on the
  • Work closely with the various CNN Newsgathering operations and show teams to identify the best and most relevant video content
  • Utilize in-house and non-CNN resources to publish content that resonates with the CNN Digital audience, while adhering to CNN Standards and Practices and Legal guidance
  • Actively pitch content ideas to the editorial team and provide feedback to team members in a collaborative group setting
  • Work with Producers and Associate Producers to help ensure Video is in sync with the overall editorial and content direction of the CNN brand
  • Work with Producers and Associate Producers to help program the main page, stories, sections fronts, Video Experience, mobile feeds, and other digital platforms
  • Assist with CNN digital live stream delivery by working with CNN Newsgathering and editorial staff during live events, as well as writing accurate headlines and descriptions for these events
The Essentials
  • Four Year College Degree
  • Working knowledge of Final Cut Pro or similar editing system
  • Excellent communication skills with solid news judgment and strong headline writing skills
  • Basic news writing and video editing skills
  • A Familiarity with Web video and social media sites
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Solid news judgment
  • Creativity/strong headline-writing skills
  • Conveys spirit of teamwork
  • Ability to execute during breaking news situations
  • Positive attitude (eager, energetic, team-oriented)
  • Flexibility (Can deal with rapid changes in news, adapt to breaking news, and handle several tasks at once)
  • Visual and presentation aptitude
  • Must be able to work within and adapt to a 24h/7 days a week news environment
The PerksTurner Broadcasting System, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and E-Verify users. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status