- Writer/Producer, The Lead with Jake Tapper

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Writer/Producer, The Lead with Jake Tapper


Writer/Producer, The Lead with Jake Tapper

• Intermediate Level


The Lead with Jake Tapper seeks a Writer/Producer to join their team in Washington, D.C.

Category Producers  Researcher  Writers 
Location Washington D.C. Metro Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date May 08, 2023
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

Your Role Accountabilities...

A CNN Writer/Producer researches and writes scripts, leads, and teases for Jake Tapper of The Lead. Strong and fast writing skills are required. This involves taking a Senior Producer's instructions, formatting scripts, viewing video and graphic elements, finding relevant sources, then writing and formatting the script to include director instructions and fonts.

A Writer/Producer is expected to advise the Senior Producers on any editorial issues or problems that arise with assigned scripts. He or she is usually the lead writer for a program and may be called upon to write packages and/or be a backup copy editor.

Your Qualifications & Experience...
  • 5 or more years fulltime broadcast news writing or reporting preferred.
  • A bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field of study is preferred, or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent writing skills and an ability to produce quality work quickly
  • Must have the ability to enterprise ideas and work well independently and with a team
  • Requires a creative thinker with the ability to find new and entertaining ways to present information, new angles to approach stories, and the organization skills to bring it all together. 
  • Outstanding news judgment, critical and strategic thinking are critical for the position.
  • Must be able to work an extended schedule as the news cycle and deadlines require

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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