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Planning Producer


CNN's portfolio of news and information services is available in seven different languages across all major TV, digital and mobile platforms reaching more than 475 million households globally. CNN International is the number one international TV news channel according to all major media surveys across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, APAC and Latin America and has a US presence, which includes CNNgo. CNN Digital is a leading network for online news, mobile news and social media. Around 1,000 hours of long-form series, documentaries and specials are produced every year by CNNI's non-news programming division. CNN International is part of WarnerMedia. We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Planning Producer to join our CNNi team in London in the heart of Soho. Working exclusively on the renowned Amanpour show you will be required to research, book and prepare briefs. Please note applications close on Monday 30th September. What you'll be doing: * The Planning Producer will focus on creating bespoke content for the show along with identifying high profile and exclusive figures. * Will call on a rolodex of internationally renowned, newsworthy guests to cater to show needs. * Help cultivate guest ideas and secure speakers that add strong editorial value and unique perspectives for CNNi news programs. * The Planning Producer must be able to handle all arrangements for the guest speaker including pre-interview notes, travel or broadcast components. * They must display a strong understanding of broadcast technicalities, display confidence in booking studios, coordinating with in house and freelance crews, and working with satellite providers for interviewees. * They must have a strong understanding and interest in world events and current affairs, can assimilate information and work at a fast pace and be effectively responsive in breaking news conditions. * The Producer should be organised and display strong written and verbal communication skills. It is imperative the person collaborates well with the wider news team, especially under busy pressurised work schedules. * The show's interviews often occur in the field, and part of the role will be to work to deliver those interviews from the location to the show - some field production experience is preferred. What we're looking for: * Ability to handle multiple tasks in a high-pressured environment * Organized, exceptional interest in business news and current affairs * Previous experience at planning as a Producer or Guest Booker at the network level or major market * Experience in the field is advantageous * Additional languages would be advantageous. 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. You'll have 28 days holiday and we'll also give you 40 hours per year for you to use for volunteering or charitable work. Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including flexible hours or an element of working from home. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need. We are currently based in Soho, however we are moving to new offices in Old Street in the Autumn of 2019.

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Job Title

Planning Producer






Full Time



Minimum Experience

3+ Credits

Preferred Genre Experience

Not Specified

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