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Warner Bros. Discovery Political Desk Editor, Political Unit (Project Role) in Washington, District Of Columbia

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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.

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Your New Role…

The Political Desk Editor works with the Political Unit to ensure that CNN is covering the day's most important political news stories and manages resources to make it happen effectively. The political desk manages CNN’s minute-by-minute political coverage and is a vital part of the network’s newsgathering apparatus.

This is a project-based position through January 31, 2025.

Your Role Accountabilities…

A political desk editor:

  • Serves as the primary point person for field teams, including correspondents and embedded producers, as they interact with all of CNN's television and digital platforms.

  • Coordinates logistics and live shot specifics.

  • Distributes editorial information to the network from field teams.

  • Monitors and files editorial notes from various live campaign events.

  • Ensures that all incoming signals are being properly recorded and alerted to the network.

  • Monitors social media to identify developing political stories.

  • Assists in the planning of future assignments, including resource deployment.

Qualifications & Experience…

  • Minimum three to five years in news, with previous newsroom or assignment desk experience.

  • Strong editorial news judgement with a keen interest in politics.

  • The ability to multitask and make quick decisions under deadline, taking into account the network's current editorial priorities.

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to keep calm under pressure.

  • Strong writing skills. Understanding of CNN’s newsgathering process is an advantage.

  • This position may require early morning/late night hours and the possibility of working weekends.

  • BA/BS in journalism, politics or a related field preferred or equivalent in experience.

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 at www.wbd.com/guiding-principles/ 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, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

If you’re a qualified candidate with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at recruitadmin@wbd.com.