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Field Production Supervisor, I + S, DC - CNN

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We are the now and the next. The creative people using cutting edge technology to build 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.
See what it s like to work at CNN! .
Join CNN's exclusive Image+Sound team!
The Field Production Supervisor guides day-of logistics, staffing, and data management for our DC-based field newsgathering team. This Supervisor ensures that CNN is able to maximize its use of resources in order to provide the best viewing and consumption experience for our consumers.
What part will you play?
  • Operating as the main point of contact in the newsroom for remote field teams.
  • Maintain crucial applications for scheduling and tracking resources.
  • Make real-time decisions regarding coverage of news events.
  • Partner with other managers to fulfill coverage needs in the US and globally.
  • Daily scheduling of staff and resources.
  • Coordinating field resources on-site during remote productions.
  • Seek out business efficiencies and technology advancements.
  • Develop and shape best practices and SOPs.
  • A pivotal role in one of the most dynamic newsrooms in the media industry.
What will you be doing?
  • Schedule photojournalists for assignments on a daily and long-term basis based on coverage needs across all platforms.
  • Maintain and update scheduling and time-reporting and scheduling tools to ensure accurate usage, allocation, and efficient use of resources.
  • On-site supervision of remote production coverage.
  • Oversight and tracking of field production assets used for newsgathering.
  • Assess and provide feedback regarding professional development of staff.
  • Liaise with business partners to ensure smooth and efficient collaboration in coverage execution.
  • Strategize to fulfill all travel and breaking news coverage needs in an efficient and logical manner.
  • Utilize and develop forward-thinking workflows.
  • Utilize local knowledge and industry contacts to fulfill coverage needs.
What do we need from you?
  • Minimum 3 years experience in broadcast news environment.
  • Experience with field production resources, logistics and scheduling
  • Competency with software applications such as Microsoft Office, ShowMgr, Slack, Concur.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced, newsroom.
  • Willingness to travel as needed.
  • Detail oriented, organized with the ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Commitment to diversity.
  • Flexibility - this is a 24/7/365 business that will need your attention during non-business hours. As well as ad-hoc modification to typical work hours.


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