Producer, Editorial Sponsorships

WarnerMedia - Abu Dhabi

Company Overview

WarnerMedia is a powerful portfolio of iconic entertainment, news, and sports brands. We bring people, technology, and the world’s best storytellers together to drive culture and meaningful connection. We believe the enduring power of stories can open our eyes to the world, to each other, and to new and different perspectives.

Join us. Shape your story here.

The Job

The Producer of Editorial Sponsorships is a vital role in CNN’s revenue-driving, content team. They will be responsible for producing feature content for all of CNN’s platforms - from written digital features to crafting bite-sized social videos to filming full 30-minute TV documentaries – and strive to innovate and experiment with new technologies.

Based out of our Middle East hub in Abu Dhabi, this position is ideal for someone with experience of producing beautiful, impactful stories for digital, TV and social platforms. They will be journalists with a passion for global storytelling and travel. Ideally, they’ll have experience embedded within an international news organisation and have spent time conceiving and executing compelling projects in and from the Middle East.

The Daily

A Producer is a master storyteller who can write and craft content that connects with audiences – wherever they are, and wherever they’re going next. They conceive story treatments across a range of different platforms, including digital, TV and social media, while maintaining CNN’s high standards.

The Producer will work across CNN’s portfolio of sponsored series, often working in partnership with other producers or specialist section editors, to deliver against defined KPIs. They will also travel extensively and collaborate with regional bureaus to introduce CNN’s global audience to the wonders, innovation and compelling characters found in other locations.

The Producer will take on ambitious storytelling challenges, working with CNN’s on-air talent and many different teams to deliver content that distinguishes CNN against the company’s competitors. They will organize production logistics and production schedule, regularly working to tight deadlines. They will follow CNN’s editorial standards by working closely to Ofcom guidelines, and following CNN’s defined editorial processes and procedures.

This position will work under the Commissioning Editor who will assign budgets and goals for each sponsored campaign. The Producer will also work with Concept Development Executives to ideate new sponsorship series proposals.

This role is suitable for ambitious storytellers who nurture relationships and collaborate effectively with others to create content that helps the team to achieve success.

The Essentials

  • Proven track record of creating engaging content (written, video, social) that drives traffic.

  • Strong writing and editing skills are essential skills for this role.

  • Relevant experience and passion in using social media as a publishing and audience engagement tool

  • Must be comfortable with news and feature production and understand the difference.

  • Strong communicator and collaborator.

  • Strong and proven editorial judgment.

  • Deep understanding of multiple platforms and different devices.

  • A good understanding of current affairs is a must.

  • Must understand S&P and Ofcom compliance guidelines

  • Must be organized, efficient and able to multi-task booking, logistics, and research.

  • A positive, self-starting attitude will serve the candidate well in this position.

  • Must be comfortable traveling across the Middle East / Africa; cultural and security sensibilities required.

The Nice-to-Haves

  • Languages other than English, especially regional languages, are an advantage.

Our people make WM the inspiring organisation it is today.

At WarnerMedia, our commitment starts with you! As a company of storytellers and journalists we have a responsibility to make sure we have a collection of voices and people whose stories reflect and connect with the global audiences and communities we serve.

WarnerMedia, and its suite of brands like Warner Bros., CNN, HBO Max, HBO, TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang and many more, have long been committed to equity and inclusion as moral and business imperatives. It is essential that our content and creative partners reflect the diversity of our society and the world around us. Together with other production companies, networks, guilds, unions, talent agencies and others in the industry, WarnerMedia is committed to greater inclusion of people of colour, women, the LGBTQ community, those with disabilities and other underrepresented groups in greater numbers both in front of and behind the camera.

There really has never been a better and more exciting time to join WarnerMedia. For more information on how to join our company and our commitment to diversity and inclusion, please click here.

The Perks

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

Warner Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment 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.
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