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Field Producer – Turner – London


Company: Turner

Address: London


  • Full Time

Turner

Company Overview

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.

Opportunity Overview

Working under the guidance of the Directors of Coverage, the Field Producer is responsible for the direct handling of the coordination and facilitation of the numerous and variable editorial, logistical, legal and technical details essential to the CNN News Groups newsgathering needs.

The Field Producer deals with stories from development through execution; responds to breaking news in the region; and ensures all content is relevant, accurate, of high quality and of interest for the target audience. The Field Producer organises the newsgathering and output of the day’s biggest news stories across all platforms. The Field Producer is the primary interface with teams in the field and bureau; and provides guidance, direction, editorial and production support to them under direction from Senior News Editors (London). Ensures communication between teams in the field and all interested platforms (both TV and digital) is timely, accurate and follows CNN Editorial practices and guidelines.

What part will you play:

  • Working hand in hand with London reporters in their newsgathering responsibilities. Take the lead in co-ordination with the International desk in Atlanta and the London News Desk, handling and full facilitation of news coverage and CNN correspondents’ output, including the editorial oversight of packages.
  • Supports essential coordination and logistical decisions in line with coverage and programming priorities, as well as ensuring coverage operates within budget constraints.
  • Helps oversee field safety for teams on assignment and ensures that risk assessment procedures are followed.
  • Deals with the unexpected – breaking news. Responds at a moment’s notice to get editorial information for air, verifying its accuracy, while simultaneously getting live phone interviews, live video, transmissions and/or taped coverage of the news event.
  • Provides clear guidance and feedback to the field (Correspondents, Field Producers, Technical Crews). Knows Company policies and practices applies them.
  • Provides editorial guidance to CNN News Group networks and websites on international matters, ranging from historical or cultural background to translation when possible.


What we’re looking for:

Essential:

  • Experience in newsgathering and TV and Digital production.
  • Field producing or reporting experience for TV and/or Digital.
  • Knowledge of TV news logistics, technical requirements
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritise between tasks under difficult conditions.
  • Prior field experience in hostile environments
  • Organized, exceptional interest in world news including business news

Desirable:

  • BA/BS degree and/or related discipline experience
  • Prior field experience in hostile environments.

What’s on offer:

This role comes with a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits and perks, including private medical, generous pension contribution and company bonus. We’ll also give you 40 hours per year for you to use for volunteering or charitable work.

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including flexible hours or an element of working remotely. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need.

We are committed to creating both a workforce and content that are as diverse as the global audiences we serve.

See what we are doing for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging here at WarnerMedia here.

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