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 Location London, United Kingdom


Job Type Full time

Job Id R000050486

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Company Overview

WarnerMedia is a powerful portfolio of iconic entertainment, news, and sports brands. We bring people, technology, and the world’s best storytellers together to drive culture and meaningful connection. We believe the enduring power of stories can open our eyes to the world, to each other, and to new and different perspectives.

Join us. Shape your story here.

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 / Hala Gorani Tonight)

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.


The main role of Business intern is help find and book guests for the business shows along with newsgathering, forward planning and research. The ideal candidate will have excellent organisational skills, good logistical sense and attention to detail – https://www.cnn.com/business

Please submit your CV (no cover letter required) if you’d like to apply as soon as possible. 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.

The Perks

  • Exclusive WarnerMedia events and advance screenings
  • Paid time off every year to volunteer for eligible employees
  • Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
  • Access to in-house learning and development resources
  • Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands

Warner Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.


About WarnerMedia


WarnerMedia is a powerful portfolio of iconic entertainment, news and sports brands including HBO, Warner Bros., Adult Swim, Bleacher Report, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, TBS, TCM, TNT, truTV, Turner Sports and more.

We bring people, technology, and the world’s best storytellers together to drive culture and meaningful connection.

It’s our aim every day to inspire, inform and entertain our audiences with high-quality, diverse content—bringing them stories that have purpose and impact and voices that need to be heard.

At WarnerMedia we invite diverse stories, skills and perspectives; we inspire everyone to contribute creative ways forward; we respond to people’s unique points of view and desire for meaningful connection; we strive for exceptional quality and lasting cultural impact.

We believe everyone deserves authentic, meaningful connection—to each other, to culture, and a shared sense of belonging.

That’s why we empower fearless storytellers who bring our world into focus—and create cultural touchstones with the power to draw us together.