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Senior Writer - Investigative Unit, CNN
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Senior Writer - Investigative Unit, CNN

• Expert Level
Skills: Writers

Summary

The Senior Writer will seek truth. Break news. Hold the powerful accountable. That's the mission of CNN's investigative team. Our team tackles investigations into myriad topics of national interest, including criminal and social justice issues, the environment, health care, public and private corporations, border and immigration matters, and the entertainment industry. We are a multi-platform unit that produces investigations for digital and broadcast. We tell original stories on important issues that have the potential to prompt change and right wrongs. Our stories are sometimes in-depth projects that are months in the making, and other times quick-turn investigations or enterprise pieces in the wake of breaking news events.

Category Writers 
Location Greater Los Angeles Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Atlanta Area, Washington D.C. Metro Area, Greater Boston Area, Greater New York City Area
Time Period Full time
Start Date N/A

Job Description

Req ID: 180209 
The Job
The Senior Writer will seek truth. Break news. Hold the powerful accountable. That's the mission of CNN's investigative team. Our team tackles investigations into myriad topics of national interest, including criminal and social justice issues, the environment, health care, public and private corporations, border and immigration matters, and the entertainment industry. We are a multi-platform unit that produces investigations for digital and broadcast. We tell original stories on important issues that have the potential to prompt change and right wrongs. Our stories are sometimes in-depth projects that are months in the making, and other times quick-turn investigations or enterprise pieces in the wake of breaking news events.

The Daily
  • The right candidate for this job will be equally adept at covering high pressure, rapidly unfolding news events and diving into in-depth, complex investigations. 
  • We're looking for a reporter well-versed in public records and creative in finding solutions to reporting obstacles. 
  • The position requires an energetic, self-sufficient, multitasker who is eager to work collaboratively. 
  • This reporter should be skilled in developing strong story pitches and managing projects efficiently. 
  • Above all, the job requires a critical eye and uncompromising commitment to facts, fairness and integrity. 
  • Our team is based in multiple cities. 
  • We prefer reporters to be located in our New York, Washington D.C., Atlanta, or Los Angeles bureaus, but remote work may be possible for the right candidate.
The Essentials
  • 8+ years of editorial experience, with a proven track record of investigative reporting.
  • Strong editorial judgment
  • Strong research, interviewing and writing skills
  • Beat expertise and experience with breaking news are preferred
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with social media
  • Ability to work in fast, high-pressure environment
  • Ability to travel 
  • Must be flexible and able to work an extended schedule as the news cycle and deadlines require.
    BA/BS in related discipline, or equivalent work experience
The Perks
  • 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.

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit 40
Shift Day
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