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Tokyo, Japan: Field Producer - CNN


Job Vacancy: 
Field Producer - CNN

Tokyo, Japan

Your New Role...

CNN is looking for a proactive journalist who is passionate about Asia and would relish the challenge of becoming a Field Producer based in our Japan bureau. The successful candidate will be primarily assigned to stories in Japan but may be required to cover news anywhere in the world.

The Field Producer is part of CNN’s award winning International Newsgathering operation. Responsibilities include coming up with ideas for distinctive stories, researching them and making successful pitches to editorial leaders. The successful candidate will then see stories through to broadcast and publication. He/she will work closely with television and digital staff on all stories so having good communication skills is essential. He/she will also be charged with identifying news stories/breaking news stories from Japan on any given day and flagging to the desk as well as driving with the newsgathering efforts around those stories.

Field Producers work hand in glove with some of the world’s most respected correspondents and will be required to operate at the highest standard. During the course of managing a story, the successful candidate will ensure that legal and editorial integrity issues are handled according to company policy. Producers are also required to work up budgets for stories and ensure those budgets are adhered to.

Breaking news is a key component of what CNN does. Field Producers are often deployed into the field to cover a wide range of stories including riots, natural disasters, wars, terrorist attacks, big political developments and a whole lot more. You will be required to move at a moment’s notice and could spend long periods of time away from home – often in pretty tough conditions.

Keeping our teams safe is a priority for CNN. We have robust security protocols and the Field Producer plays an important role in that.

The successful candidate for this role must have excellent communication skills and be able to read, write and speak English & any other Asian or foreign language. You will also have the opportunity to write stories for our digital platform.

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