The Row researchers are an essential and critical link in the approval of content prior to broadcast and publication - checking factual accuracy, looking for background information and context. 

Your Role Accountabilities…

  • Checking all verifiable facts in reporter scripts and other content for the CNN Networks, CNN Digital and CNN Newsource, including documentaries and some affiliate reports
  • Researchers help manage the workflow of Row Editors and work closely with them on approving scripts
  • They also prepare background information and deep research for special projects and during rolling coverage or breaking news
  • The Row researchers sometimes support field correspondents by assisting package producers
  • But this position is pre-eminently an editorial one, demanding detailed up-to-date knowledge of news stories, an ability to find and marshal reliable sources and communicate effectively with show EPs, reporters and The Row Editors

Qualifications & Experience…

  • Successful candidate will have strong analytical skills, attention to detail, the ability to find answers to very specific questions - as well as an intense interest in events here and around the world
  • Some editorial experience at either university or post-graduation required
  • Substantial practical experience using online sources for research is required
  • Field reporting or production experience at university or post-graduation desirable
  • Prior research experience or experience as a newsroom assistant or AP desirable
  • The ability to work quickly under pressure and collaborate closely with others is essential
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