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Hong Kong: Director of Coverage, APAC - CNN

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Director of Coverage, APAC - CNN

Hong Kong

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For nearly 40 years, International News has been right at the very heart of the world’s news leader, CNN. Our international teams have reported on all of the most important and historic events around the globe. International Newsgathering is responsible for this award-winning coverage and now there’s an opportunity for you to take a front row seat in managing our coverage in the years ahead. We are looking for a second Director of Coverage (DOC) to be based in Hong Kong. Our “Follow the Sun” strategy means you will be responsible for running CNN’s coverage across the world for key parts of the day. You’ll make important coverage decisions, decide deployments and give editorial leadership to the TV and digital platforms. You will also be expected to lead our correspondents in generating distinctive, award winning content.

Day to day responsibilities will include overall editorial quality control on all aspects of international newsgathering submitted from around the globe. The successful candidate will work closely with counterparts across the newsgroup to discuss and execute on coverage needs. They, along with the other DOCs, will be accountable for managing the international newsgathering budget. They will also ensure that the relationship between TV, digital and newsgathering remains strong.

The Director of Coverage will share editorial management duties with the other DOC's in EMEA and Atlanta across the week. For the duration of their shift, the DOC is the editorial leader, driving our coverage on all platforms to ensure we are accurate, fair, balanced and competitive. Working with the Directors of Security, the DOC is responsible for the safety of our teams in the field. The DOC in Asia- Pacific will share in managing a team spread across the region. The DOC will also work closely with the Production and Field Engineering departments.

Candidate Profile:
- A proven track record of first-class editorial ability is essential.
- Program production and/or digital production experience is desirable
- Technically articulate and skilled in video
- Engaged in digital and social media
- Field experience including package production
- Strong editing skills
- Seasoned experience of international newsgathering operations is essential, as is management experience.
- Knowledge and interest in international affairs (specifically Asia)
- Conversant with media industry developments
- Degree or equivalent experience
- Versatile field-based experience, including all-platform field production
- Foreign language skills are desirable but not essential
- Experience of growing and nurturing team members with an emphasis on succession
- Experienced leader; proven experience of managing a team, and preferably remote management experience

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