Copy Editor, CNN

WarnerMedia - Atlanta, GA

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, the creators 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.

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Your New Role…

The Copy Editor checks scripts for accuracy, style, balance and conformity to the Executive Producer's instructions and CNN Standards. This includes checking source material, verifying font and tape information and printing scripts when they are ready for air.

Copy editors may be called upon to write some scripts. A copy editor may also be asked to review a writer's performance. The copy editor is expected to be a close adviser to the producer on any editorial issues or problems that arise with assigned scripts.

Your Role Accountabilities…

Job responsibilities include editing copy so scripts are easy to understand, more interesting and more user-friendly. Work toward compelling, conversational anchor copy that is accurate and up to date. Print scripts when ready. Check accuracy of all components of program, including graphics and other on-air editorial elements. Rework scripts when necessary. Work to improve network-wide accuracy by pointing out errors if/when they occur in Wires CNN or other resources, or on the air.

The copy editor will need to demonstrate a strong familiarity with CNN Stylebook and CNN Legal Standards to ensure consistency that increases CNN's credibility. Demonstrate proficiency with CNN font codes to make our on-air product look smart and communicate useful information clearly. Correct format scripts with instructions to director on left side. View video and graphics to make sure scripts and images match.

Qualifications & Experience…

  • 5 years full time broadcast news writing and/or editing preferred.

  • Four-year college degree or equivalent in proven industry experience required.

  • Editing skills-checking accuracy, balance, language, style.

  • Ability to produce quality work quickly.

  • Flexibility-ability to adapt during breaking news, ability to adapt to program or anchor style and rewrite when necessary.

  • Must be eager, cooperative, energetic, team-oriented.

  • Leads writer team and takes active role in many aspects of program preparation.

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 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…

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.

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