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Producer II (San Francisco)

Company: Warner Bros. Discovery
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

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.
See what it's like to work at CNN! Follow us on Instagram ( , Twitter ( and Facebook ( .
Your New Role---
Are you a storyteller? Do you want to be integral in delivering news as it happens to a global audience? If so, then this is your job. The Producer II is a part of our frontline in domestic newsgathering constantly dispatched to field assignments. We break news, tell stories and find stories in a fast-paced environment.
Your Role Accountabilities---
The Producer II, is responsible for generating, pitching and executing creative, enterprise reporting and story ideas, particularly character driven stories for television and digital. The Producer II will hit the road often at a moment's notice and must be ready to collaborate with editors, photojournalists, bookers, show producers and writers.
The Producer II identifies and develops stories, offers input into interview subjects and conducts pre-interviews that provide depth, insight and balance, conducts research and identifies, acquires and organizes distinctive archival footage and existing CNN material to help craft story lines, write scripts, field produce and/or remotely supervise field production.
The Producer II supervises the edit process, obtains necessary legal clearance, and vets their individual projects. The Producer II must be capable of highly produced live segments.
Qualifications & Experience---

  • At least 5 years hands on producing on a network level or major market experience.

  • A proven storyteller with excellent writing skills, someone with a record of identifying and producing character driven, textured pieces with correspondents and anchors.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully complete compelling pieces in the experiential form of reporting, which is actively taking the viewer through a story from a firsthand perspective.

  • Extensive all platform journalism background, able to produce distinct material for CNN television networks as well as writing news and feature submissions for

  • Must possess great research and digging skills, investigative producing background a bonus.

  • Proven and experienced photographer on multiple camera formats. Working knowledge of editing desired.

  • Demonstrated experience directing and managing crews in the field is desired.

  • Extensive knowledge of satellite trucks, broadband transmission platforms, ability to site supervise in breaking news and event/show coverage for multiple CNN networks.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced news environment that is 24 hours/ 365 days a year, including extensive last minute and weekend travel

    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---
    In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles in locations where legally required. $84,000.00 - $156,000.00 salary per year. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Warner Bros. Discovery provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and paid time off (PTO).
    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.
    If you're a qualified candidate with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at

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