The Lead with Jake Tapper seeks a Writer/Producer to join their team in Washington, D.C.
Washington D.C. Metro Area
May 08, 2023
Your Role Accountabilities...
A CNN Writer/Producer researches and writes scripts, leads, and teases for Jake Tapper of The Lead. Strong and fast writing skills are required. This involves taking a Senior Producer's instructions, formatting scripts, viewing video and graphic elements, finding relevant sources, then writing and formatting the script to include director instructions and fonts.
A Writer/Producer is expected to advise the Senior Producers on any editorial issues or problems that arise with assigned scripts. He or she is usually the lead writer for a program and may be called upon to write packages and/or be a backup copy editor.
Your Qualifications & Experience...
- 5 or more years fulltime broadcast news writing or reporting preferred.
- A bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field of study is preferred, or equivalent experience.
- Excellent writing skills and an ability to produce quality work quickly
- Must have the ability to enterprise ideas and work well independently and with a team
- Requires a creative thinker with the ability to find new and entertaining ways to present information, new angles to approach stories, and the organization skills to bring it all together.
- Outstanding news judgment, critical and strategic thinking are critical for the position.
- Must be able to work an extended schedule as the news cycle and deadlines require