London, UK: Newsdesk Researcher - CNN

Job Vacancy: 
Newsdesk Researcher - CNN

London, UK

Closing Date: 25th August 2019

We are currently looking to recruit a Researcher to join out News Desk team based within our London office in the heart of Soho. The Researcher is a tenacious investigative researcher/data journalist who will work closely with editors and reporters in London to uncover fresh news stories, break news stories and track high-profile editorial threads on ongoing high-profile stories.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for constantly searching for new investigative leads and new stories that could require extensive research, groundwork and investigation. You will have strong organizational skills and are meticulous in keeping track of several things at once with an eye for news so managers can be quickly alerted.

Please be aware applications for this position closes on 25th August.

What you’ll be doing:
  • Proactively digs for leads that will keep our platforms competitive – both in terms of breaking new stories and breaking new lines during ongoing stories.
  • Digs for fresh news stories and flags important stories/developments on high-profile stories.
  • Organized, meticulous, tenacious and able to forensically dig through extensive documents to find investigative threads.
  • Able to multi-task and work on both short-term and long-term projects with reporters and desk/digital editors.
  • Monitors and researches developing news stories or topics, images, as directed by Seniors or to support reporters, desk/digital editors and field.
  • Ingests, logs and transcribes images directed, responsible for metadata and liaises with library and picture sources to obtain, clear and enter video to enhance our storytelling across all platforms.

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