Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Full Time
Requisition ID: 174027BR

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About CNN International

CNN’s portfolio of news and information services is available in seven different languages across all major TV, digital and mobile platforms reaching more than 450 million households around the globe. CNN International is the number one international TV news channel according to all major media surveys across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Asia Pacific region and Latin America and has a US presence. CNN Digital is a leading network for online news, mobile news and social media. CNN is at the forefront of digital innovation and continues to invest heavily in expanding its digital global footprint, with a suite of award-winning digital properties and a range of strategic content partnerships, commercialised through a strong data-driven understanding of audience behaviours. Over the years CNN has won multiple prestigious awards around the world for its journalism. In addition, around 1,000 hours of long-form series, documentaries and specials are produced every year by CNNI’s non-news programming division, CNN Vision. CNN has 39 editorial offices and more than 1,100 affiliates worldwide through CNN Newsource.

CNN International is part of Turner, a WarnerMedia company.

What part will you play?

CNN’s Editorial Sponsorships team is looking for an experienced digital Feature Writer to work across a portfolio of revenue-generating projects. Covering a broad range of topics -- from sustainability to business to Asia – this person will work alongside specialist colleagues across the organisation, including section editors, on-air talent, video producers and graphic designers to produce the highest-standard editorial features.

They will also use storytelling methods such as interactive storytelling, long-form or short-form written features and data visualisations to create premium sponsored content.

What will you be doing?

The Feature Writer will work closely with the Commissioning Editors, Copy Editors and Campaign Strategy and Delivery to pitch and write sponsored features that engage with audiences, and contribute to the sponsorship KPIs and wider CNN Digital audience development goals. They will maintain CNN’s high journalistic standards by writing content that is balanced, fair, visual and engaging – working within CNN’s established processes and editorial procedures.

This person will collaborate with sponsorship producers to write content from around the world, meeting regularly with Campaign Strategy and Delivery Analysts and Programmers to learn from audience insights. Also, the Writer will be required to work with CNN’s on-air talent and producers to write multiplatform content (including TV scripts and digital articles) with information and media assets gathered from field assignments.

This position is based in Hong Kong and will collaborate with a cross-functional team in Atlanta, New York, London, and Abu Dhabi. The candidate must be a self-starter and comfortable working on tight deadlines and be able to switch rapidly between projects in a fast-paced news environment.

This role requires solid experience in writing, editing and building digital stories in a CMS. They will have an interest in news and current affairs and have a passion for innovative digital storytelling. They will also build image galleries and write captions.
The Features Writer will also review the written work of other writers and producers, providing a first-edit and advice before stories are filed to Copy Editors.

This position reports into the Commissioning Editor, they will also be supervised by a designated Copy Editor.

What do we need from you?

• Excellent writing skills
• Digital journalism experience in a news environment
• Experience writing and editing feature or news content
• Strong digital storytelling experience
• Good communication skills
• Ideas generation
• Ability to multi-task

But wait, there’s more

  • Part of WarnerMedia family of Powerhouse brand
  • Cool benefits such as Summer Fridays
  • More Fun, Less Fear, All in Culture

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