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Associate Planning Producer - 12 month FTC

Job in London, United Kingdom

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General business

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English (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 1 years

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CNN's portfolio of news and information services is available in seven different languages across all major TV, digital and mobile platforms reaching more than 475 million households globally. CNN International is the number one international TV news channel according to all major media surveys across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, APAC and Latin America and has a US presence, which includes CNNgo. CNN Digital is a leading network for online news, mobile news and social media. Around 1,000 hours of long-form series, documentaries and specials are produced every year by CNNI's non-news programming division. CNN International is part of WarnerMedia.

We are looking for an ambitious Associate Planning Producer to support CNN’s 24/7 Planning department with the research and the booking of guests for programs. As an Associate Planning Producer you will support the Network’s efforts in the events of Breaking News and developing news stories.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Work to support CNN International’s London Planning unit, working across regional programs as part of the broader planning team.
  • Demonstrate strong news awareness and editorial judgment to generate news making, unique guest ideas.
  • Craft pitches for a variety of guests and experts including those in government, business and entertainment with the confidence to support logistics.
  • The Associate Planning Producer requires strong written and verbal communication to ensure efficient collaboration, especially under busy pressurised work schedules.
  • Prepare editorial briefs for the guest and forward plan

What we’re looking for:


  • Organized, exceptional interest in business news and current affairs, engaged in social media
  • Strong Communication skills- verbal and written
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks under stressful conditions


  • Good understanding of how a TV Network Produces news logistics along with technical requirements
  • Additional languages would be advantageous.

What’s on offer:

This role comes with a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits and perks, including private medical, generous pension contribution and company bonus. You’ll have 28 days holiday and we’ll also give you 40 hours per year for you to use for volunteering or charitable work.

Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including flexible hours or an element of working from home. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need.

We are currently based in Soho, however we are moving to new offices in Old Street in the Autumn of 2019.

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Turner, a Warner Media company, is a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. These efforts are fueled by data-driven insights and industry-leading technology. Turner owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Adult Swim, Bleacher Report, Boomerang, Cartoon Network,...

2,000 employees