Visual Editor - Digital CNN - New York New York United States Job at Turner

Visual Editor - Digital CNN - New York New York United States

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Req ID: 178982
Our Story
We are CNN. THE WORLD’S MOST ESSENTIAL AND ENGAGING SOURCE OF DIGITAL NEWS. We are in the midst of rapid transformation and need you to help us find the next generation of innovators, makers, and dreamers who will lead and drive our growth. We aim to make the world a better, more connected place. Join us!

The Team
At CNN Digital, the way we tell stories is just as important as the stories themselves. Whether its breaking news, investigative journalism, or enterprise storytelling, our visual journalism breaks down stories for audiences in unique and interesting ways. The diversity of approaches allows us to better inform our audiences with essential and engaging news storytelling.

The Job
We are expanding our visual journalism team and are looking for a Visual Editor who will help pitch, edit, and execute visual storytelling on the web - from graphics and interactives to emerging storytelling forms. The person in this role will work primarily on US national news and help shape visual narratives and coverage, while also collaborating with a team of visual editors and journalists across the organization. This is a player/coach role, where youll have ownership over shaping story ideas while also being able to get hands on in building out projects. The position will be remote for the time being and eventually based at one of our US bureaus.

The Daily
  • Identify and pitch visual story ideas relevant to the news cycle
  • Partner with other national editors and reporters to brainstorm visual coverage ideas and find gaps in current story planning.
  • Plan proactively for major events and identify strong visual opportunities
  • Assign and edit work by visual reporters and designers
  • Edit and help execute visually led stories for daily, long form, and breaking news, including maps, charts, graphics, animations, and mobile first interactives
  • Collaborate with the Visual News team to refine standards and best practices for data and visual journalism including data visualizations, interactives, photography, illustrations, and animations

The Essentials
  • You are enthusiastic about excellent visual journalism and can share that enthusiasm with patience and clarity
  • You put the journalism first, have impeccable news judgment, and are always asking "whats the best way to tell this story?"
  • You work at a high metabolism, have a lot of story ideas, and can make decisions quickly around how to best cover breaking news and developing stories
  • A reader-first perspective and strong commitment to multiplatform storytelling
  • Youre comfortable working collaboratively, individually and with cross-functional teams
  • You are a varsity level communicator and feel as comfortable walking through a story pitch with editors as you do coaching a developer on an interactive interface
  • Were flexible on your exact skillset as long as you bring curiosity and willingness to learn. But you will ideally have some combination of editing experience, data analysis (R, Python, etc.), development and visualization skills (HTML, CSS, Javascript and JQuery, d3, three.js or other visualization libraries), mapping and graphics skills (Illustrator, AI2html, QGIS).
  • 3+ years of relevant newsroom experience

The Perks
  • Exclusive WarnerMedia events and advance screenings
  • Paid time off every year to volunteer
  • Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
  • Access to in-house learning and development resources
  • Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands
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