Breaking News Writer


  • London  
    London, United Kingdom
  • Company
    Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies  
    Start date
  • Closing date
    14 May 2023  
    Posted on
    14 March 2023  

Every great story has a new beginning, and yours starts here.

Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are…

When we say, “the stuff dreams are made of,” we’re not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD’s vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what’s next…

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

Your New Role…

We’re currently looking for a Breaking News Writer to join the CNN Breaking/Live News Team and help cover history!

CNN’s Breaking/Live News Team is across the biggest, most relevant, and engaging stories around the globe while focusing on creating a dynamic live experience for our readers. Our team of editors and writers jump on everything — from major weather disasters and announcements from world leaders to the Olympics, international elections, notable trials and covering the war in Ukraine. We follow the most significant stories in real time and across multiple time zones. This team has an insatiable appetite for breaking news and chasing fast-moving stories.

Your Role Accountabilities…

  • Writing real-time breaking news posts and monitoring multiple breaking events for CNN’s live updates platform. No story is too big or too small.
  • Pitching stories and collaborating with team members on daily news priorities and future live stories. 
  • Tracking constantly changing and emerging newsmakers and fast-moving storylines. 
  • Working quickly to familiarise yourself with the major players in any breaking story, and coordinating with newsgathering partners from around the globe.

Qualifications & Experience…

  • Proven digital storytelling experience.
  • Experience, comfortability, and a thirst for breaking news stories is a must. This is not a features-writing, investigative or beat reporting role. An ideal candidate not only can juggle stories on a wide array of topics but thrives in such an environment. 
  • Genuine interest in breaking news and a curiosity and passion for how it travels across the internet — from social to alerts. 
  • Sharp and fast writer with the ability to write a headline, and a sharp, precise paragraph that captures the essence of the story. 
  • Strong collaborator and communicator - we are a truly cross-functional team that works with nearly every desk and department teams and bureaus. 
  • Flexibility with your schedule, to account for major breaking news events, is vital to this role. 
  • Ability to work quickly under pressure and collaborate closely with others is essential. 

How We Get Things Done…

This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.

The Legal Bits…

Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or any other category protected by law.

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