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Location London, United Kingdom Warner Bros. Discovery Job Type Full time Job Id R000061566

Company Overview

Every great story has a new beginning. We’re excited to announce that Discovery and WarnerMedia have combined to become Warner Bros. Discovery. WBD is a premier global media and entertainment company offering audiences the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content, brands and franchises across television, film, sports, news, streaming and gaming. We’re home to the world’s best storytellers, creating world-class products for consumers. From brilliant creatives to technology trailblazers and beyond, join us as we step into the next chapter.

As one of the world’s news leaders we are interested in creative and energetic people with diverse perspectives and talents. Our global team creates content consumed by millions of people every day, and with tectonic changes in the world, news and impactful storytelling are more important now than ever. A successful CNN intern is committed to quality journalism, has strong knowledge of international issues, a keen interest in the digital media landscape, and a sharp eye for the stories that spark conversation on a daily basis.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work alongside a team of dedicated and experienced journalists, attend regular editorial meetings and participate in the editorial process.

We offer 13 internships at our central London Bureau. We are looking for CNN’s future: people with fresh ideas, innovative viewpoints, a willingness to work hard, and a commitment to the highest standards of journalism.

The internships are designed for journalism graduates or candidates from a related field seeking a career in journalism.

CNN advocates for diversity and welcomes candidates from all backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and genders, and we are committed to creating both a workforce and content that are as diverse as the global audiences we serve.

The Job:

Primary responsibilities include research, fact-checking, transcribing footage, assisting on shoots, contributing story and show ideas, attending planning and creative meetings and sourcing images and footage.

The Essentials:

Candidates should be detail-orientated, have strong writing and research skills, the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and have the confidence to pitch story ideas and potential guests to show producers.

Available opportunities: 

The Newsdesk

The Newsdesk role demands the ability to multitask and create high-quality content for both digital and broadcast. As well as coordinating our team of live reporters around the world, we work to fact check and verify breaking news to alert across all CNN platforms. The ability to discover current breaking news stories, write succinctly and accurately, and deliver to deadline is key. Daily tasks include monitoring press conferences and live events, reaching out to press offices for statements and sourcing video/ images. The Newsdesk also makes sure production teams and reporters know about their upcoming live appearances and liaises with the show producers to ensure these run smoothly. The ideal candidate will possess a fine attention to detail and should be confident to work in a fast-paced, high energy environment – and they should prepare to hit the ground running.

Current affairs programmes (Amanpour)

Interns will help with researching and planning stories, as well as writing for the shows. The ideal candidate will have excellent organisational skills, good logistical sense and attention to detail. 

CNNi Productions (Features TV)

The CNNi Productions team produces features content across TV, digital and social platforms. Interns will help with researching and planning stories, as well as writing scripts and articles, and creating social content. The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for a story, strong organisational skills, an ability to multi-task, and a good understanding of both TV and digital platforms. 

Interview Content Producing & guest booking

The content producing (or planning) internship is right in the heart of the newsroom and central to CNN’s coverage of breaking news stories. The main role of the planning desk is to find and secure the most compelling, interesting and relevant voices across the world to give insight into the top stories of the day. The ideal candidate will have an eye for a strong interview idea, excellent organisational skills, good logistical sense (to get guests to the right place at the right time), acute attention to detail, quick to learn, adaptable and overall a great team player. The planning desk can be fast-paced and intense during breaking news, with periods of downtime which allow for forward planning. 


An amazing opportunity to play a key role in two of CNN’s flagship shows, First Move and Quest Means Business. The business intern will join our newsgathering team in London to help with guest booking, forward planning and editorial research. There will also be opportunities to write digital business stories and go on business newsgathering shoots. The will also help with our monthly business show Marketplace Europe. The ideal candidate will have excellent organisational skills, good logistical sense and attention to detail.- https://www.cnn.com/business

CNN Features Edit/Camera

The CNNi Productions team produces features content across TV, digital and social platforms. Interns will assist the editors with preparing edits as well as independently work on vignettes/TV packages and shows which air on CNN. As well as this, there will be opportunities to assist the camera department on shoots. The candidate will prepare and work with professional broadcast cameras as well as opportunities to independently shoot TV interviews, vignettes and shows for both TV and digital platforms.

The Internship:

  • Salary: £95.60 per day
  • Contract Length: 6 months
  • Start Date: Likely to be 6th March 2022
  • You will gain hands-on experience working on business-critical projects.
  • You will have to opportunity to network and build relationships with professionals, executives, and other students passionate about their field.
  • You will work with industry professionals to best position yourself for a full-time position upon graduation/completion of internship.
  • You will be enrolled on our Early Careers learning & training programme, as well as having access to personal and professional development courses, executive speakers’ series, special screenings and more.
  • You will have the chance to give back to the community.
  • You will be one of over 100 WBD Early Careers employees, meaning you will have an important support network of other students, graduates and apprentices and plenty of opportunities to socialise!

Please submit your CV (no cover letter required) if you’d like to apply by Thursday 22nd December 2022. Within 5 days of submitting your application, you will be invited to complete an application questionnaire via HireVue – you must complete this to be considered for the role.

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, regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability 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 recruitadmin@warnermedia.com


About CNN

CNN Worldwide is a portfolio of more than two dozen news and information services across cable, satellite, radio, wireless devices and the Internet in more than 200 countries worldwide.
Domestically, CNN reaches more individuals on television, the web and mobile devices than any other TV news organization in the United States. Internationally, CNN is the most widely distributed news channel reaching more than 260 million households abroad; and, the CNN Digital Network is consistently the No.1 current events and news destination on the web. CNN International is the most watched global 24-hour news network.
CNN International can be seen in more than 260 million television households in more than 200 countries and territories through a network of 38 satellites. Since September 1997, CNN International has been regionalized into five separate regions: CNN International Europe / Middle East / Africa, CNN International Asia Pacific, CNN International South Asia, CNN International Latin America and CNN International North America.
Additionally, CNN Newsource is the world’s most extensively utilized news service partnering with hundreds of local and international news organizations around the world. CNN is division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company.