Turner Broadcasting Senior Editor in Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Posting Job Title:
Hong Kong - Hong Kong
Posting Job Description:
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 __ company.
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What part will you play?
CNN Digital is looking for a Senior Editor to coordinate and innovate content across platforms. This is a role for an experienced digital journalist with a passion for news and features - someone with outstanding editorial judgement as well as a great understanding of how to build digital audiences. S/he will work closely with the Director, Asia and the rest of the CNN International leadership and newsgathering teams.
Core responsibilities include story commissioning, running daily operations, planning and copy editing on priority content, projects and regional beats. The role will connect to the US and London with particular emphasis on Asia audiences. The successful candidate will also be expected to execute programming strategies based on actionable data.
- Shape, commission and oversee coverage, including breaking news, features and other distinctive content to ensure editorial traffic and engagement commitments and budgets are met.
- Work closely with CNN International newsgathering and leadership teams on any immediate and long-term planning, commissioning and briefing correspondents on digital component of stories and communicate this across digital teams.
- Coordinate with other digital units to ensure content is produced, optimized and delivered in an integrated way across platforms, with special focus on mobile-first content.
- Manage a team of journalists on a day-to-day basis as well as freelancers and contributors
- Create, write, edit and produce world-class digital editorial coverage using digital and social storytelling techniques.
- Ensure that editorial quality and standards are met by commissioning effectively, providing editorial guidance and routing sensitive queries appropriately.
- Encourage innovation, such as interactive storytelling, social storytelling and data visualization, with an emphasis on original video, social promotion and mobile engagement.
- Communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues and stakeholders across the network to ensure that all relevant parties are well informed.
- Significant experience in digital journalism and multi-platform content/production
- A strong track record of editing news and feature stories. Should be able to swiftly fact check stories, have a close eye for detail and a knack for writing sharp headlines.
- Experience working independently and setting editorial priorities
- Superior news judgement and ability to deliver in a fast-paced breaking news environment.
- Exceptional planning and organizational skills
- Understanding of how to drive regional and global digital audience growth
- Experience in managing and directing others
- Solid knowledge of international affairs
- Successful track record in delivering digital content
- especially video and mobile-only productions
- Major newsroom experience
- Exceptional understanding of analytics
- Capable of working across time zones and cross-culture
- Flexible and able to operate in a fast-changing and exciting environment
- Desire to make CNN Digital innovative and distinctive
- A global mindset
Area of Interest:
Advertising, Cable/Broadcast Television Networks, Games – Development & Publishing, Online Content/Services