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CNN is a major global pioneering news channel which has been at the forefront of news reporting for over 30 years.
Its two dozen branded networks and services are available to more than 2 billion people in more than 200 countries and territories.
It reaches 100 million households in the U.S. and CNN International reaches more than 293 million households around the world.
CNN is looking for an experienced leader to work in partnership with the Managing Editor based in Abu Dhabi supporting the management of this highly successful and ambitious Programming hub and contributing to our Newsgathering efforts across EMEA.
In supporting the day-to-day oversight of the Abu Dhabi bureau, you will be focused on ensuring the Programming, Newsgathering and Sponsored content teams are delivering at the top of their game and ensuring ethics and operating practices are best in class.
Working closely with the Manging Editor and colleagues across CNN International, you will identify specific priorities for the region, ensuring we have balanced TV and digital editorial and programming coverage and maintain CNN relations with government officials, local agencies, and the diplomatic world.
In conjunction with the Programming Leadership team, you will oversee live programming delivered from the Abu Dhabi bureau and have management oversight of the team of broadcast journalists outputting our flagship current affairs program from Abu Dhabi, Connect the World with Becky Anderson
With a focus on continuous improvement, you will be comfortable reviewing existing operations and identify new ways of working where required and in collaboration with the Managing Editor and Abu Dhabi managers.
You will liaise with the Programming, Tech Ops and Engineering teams and draw on past experience to help design and launch new-look programming from our new broadcast studios in Abu Dhabi
Day to day partnership with the Managing Editor will require you to be aware of the current news cycle and have input into helping shape what our focus areas should be across all our platforms.
You will be instrumental in supporting teams across the Bureau with logistics and all associated technical operations, including supporting Newsgathering teams on deployments as needed in the region and working with the Director of Security on relevant matters.
You will support the Manging Editor with key stakeholder deliverables for the Abu Dhabi bureau including developing and delivering the annual CNN Academy Abu Dhabi program in conjunction with the CNN Academy team.
You will support the Managing Editor with stakeholder relations and align with PR to manage the external reputation of the CNN bureau ensuring our high editorial standards are maintained.
This is a senior leadership role, the successful candidate must be able to inspire, influence and collaborate with all teams in the Bureau and also across the broader CNN organisation.
You will be well versed in creating an enabling work environment and creating a positive company culture where people feel supported, challenged and part of a great team.
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, regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or any other category protected by law.