Writer, CNN Business (Maternity Cover)

Job

  • London  
    perm, remote, temp to perm  
    Undisclosed
  • Company
    CNN  
    Start date
    ASAP  
    Duration
    1 year fixed term contract  
  • Closing date
    23 August 2021  
    Posted on
    23 June 2021  

WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.

CNN is a major global pioneering news channel which has been at the forefront of news reporting for over 30 years.
Its two dozen branded networks and services are available to more than 2 billion people in more than 200 countries and territories. It reaches 100 million households in the U.S. and CNN International reaches more than 293 million households around the world.

The Role:
We’re looking for a Writer to join CNN Business’ team in London. We need a hard-charging reporter to help us break news, spot trends, and explain what’s happening and what it means. The writer will also contribute to Before the Bell, our thought-leading newsletter focused on markets and investing.

Please note this is a 1 year fixed term contract.

The Daily:
The ideal candidate will love telling stories about business, markets and the economy. They should be equally comfortable covering breaking news as digging deep into their beat to write features that drive high engagement among our readers and have them coming back for more. They should be able to spot stories about companies or entrepreneurs that are ahead of the pack, while cutting through spin to take a critical look at strategy and performance.

The Essentials:
• Substantial writing and reporting experience in a digital environment.
• Good sourcing in UK/European companies and/or finance and markets.
• Strong interviewing and writing skills; ability to use data to tell stories.
• A passion for business journalism.
• Unwavering dedication to accuracy, and dogged reporting skills.
• Strong organization, communication and interpersonal skills.
• Experience of developing a beat as well as general assignment work.
• Ability to contribute across a range of editorial priorities including:

    • The post-pandemic economy.
    • Market manias.
    • Global trade.
    • Misinformation.

Our people make WM the inspiring organisation it is today.

At WarnerMedia, our commitment starts with you! As a company of storytellers and journalists we have a responsibility to make sure we have a collection of voices and people whose stories reflect and connect with the global audiences and communities we serve.

WarnerMedia, and its suite of brands like Warner Bros., CNN, HBO Max, HBO, TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang and many more, have long been committed to equity and inclusion as moral and business imperatives. It is essential that our content and creative partners reflect the diversity of our society and the world around us. Together with other production companies, networks, guilds, unions, talent agencies and others in the industry, WarnerMedia is committed to greater inclusion of people of color, women, the LGBTQ community, those with disabilities and other underrepresented groups in greater numbers both in front of and behind the camera.

There really has never been a better and more exciting time to join WarnerMedia. For more information on how to join our company and our commitment to diversity and inclusion, please visit our website.

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