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Production Assistant

Washington, District of Columbia, United States +1

Every great story has a new beginning, and yours starts here.


Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.


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, thecreators 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.


We are the now and the next. The power behind the people building the future. We are born from the spirit of innovation. We are created from the idea that people around the world want more, need more, deserve more. We are the home of the global digital revolution. We are CNN.


*Please note this role is an in-person position based in either our Washington D.C or New York City office*


Your New Role…

CNN seeks a talented Production Assistant - Contributor/Analyst Team to join the Recruiting & Talent Development team in Washington, DC or New York, NY!


Your Role Accountabilities…

Scout and source a variety of talent for potential roles at CNN including on-air, off-air and possible contributor voice additions. Pitch news talent, research, vet and evaluate subject matter experts. Meet with potential contributors and evaluate their expertise – including recommendations for possible next recruiting steps. Serve as CNN point-of-contact for key contributors – managing live hits, partnering with show bookers to coordinate interviews, and working directly with contributors to prep them with editorial and logistics information. Offer feedback on contributor hits.


Help produce special coverage and breaking news involving contributors, including on weekends. Help manage talent and drive their editorial contributions during special coverage and breaking news across all platforms. Keep contributor and talent materials up-to-date. Track contributor usage on daily shows, breaking news and special coverage. Cut and distribute clips of certain contributor hits. Book catering needs, travel logistics, and serve as contributor guest greeter during special coverage. Coordinate contributor logistics including booking travel, studio requests, hair/makeup needs and arrival times. Compile off-air interview requests for approval from senior management.


Organize special coverage contributor budgets and manage contributors’ technical needs.


Work as liaison for CNN contributors and CNN staff. Demonstrate professionalism, urgency, and attention in interactions with contributors. Show discretion when it comes to contributor agreements and roster. Oversee the Director’s schedule of contributor meetings and feedback calendar. Keep organizational charts for show staffs, contributors’ contacts and locations up-to-date


Qualifications & Experience…

  • Candidate must have 1+ years of editorial/news experience
  • Research skills, especially the ability to find and vet potential talent, are essential to this position
  • Ability to anticipate team needs, react to breaking news and have strong organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Must be able to multi-task, execute quickly, and have strong editorial judgment 
  • A knowledge of current events and politics, key players and global affairs are a must
  • Must be willing to travel for special events
  • Must be able to interact with high-level talent


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…

In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles in locations where legally required. Actual salaries will vary based on several factors, including but not limited to external market data, internal equity, location, skill set, experience, and/or performance. Base pay is just one component of Warner Bros. Discovery’s total compensation package for employees.


Pay Range: $35,360 - $64,301.00 salary per year. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Warner Bros. Discovery provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and sick time and vacation.


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.

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