CNN Tech Training delivers live, distance and on-demand learning on technology and technical workflows for employees worldwide. Our focus is capability development: to build and deliver agile, engaging content and experiences, creating responsive solutions that equip CNN'ers with the operational skills essential to our storytelling.
The News Production Trainer equips CNN storytellers worldwide to Go There. We are seeking a dynamic individual who is confident, knows how to hustle, and is not afraid to bring new ideas to the team. S/he will design, build and deliver training internally in live and distance learning environments. Knowledge of technical newsgathering equipment and software is preferred. Bonus points for broadcast truck and/or transmissions experience.
This position will also be responsible for building partnerships with CNN Clients to design and deliver training for CNN. The Trainers primary client will be CNN Production and Field, but s/he will also provide training and support to the CNN Editorial/Technical and Digital News staff in partnership with other members of the training team.
The person in this role will be exposed to many different individuals and personalities; s/he must be personable and adaptable. Our ideal candidate will be able to learn quickly, communicate clearly, take initiative, and receive and implement constructive feedback. S/he will have an upbeat, positive attitude, and will use his/her unique style to keep training fun and engaging.
S/he will deliver engaging in-person, instructor-led trainings in a classroom setting, as well as more informal one-on-one trainings virtually, in the classroom or in the field.
S/he will develop dynamic, timely content and training videos for internal use, keep our content up to date and create digital content that can live evergreen where and when appropriate.
S/he will participate in research and development, user testing and troubleshooting of various CNN systems.
S/he should think outside of the box about learning and learning tools.
S/he will learn and teach multiple applications at one time.
S/he will manage multiple assignments simultaneously within specific deadlines, both under direction and autonomously.
S/he will take ownership over projects from inception to dissemination and is detail oriented with the ability to scale and move quickly to drive results/action.
S/he will keep curriculum and content fresh and relevant for CNN.
This position does require occasional travel.
Bachelor's degree or appropriate experience within a career in journalism
2-5 years previous hands-on experience in broadcast news digital newsgathering positions or equivalent professional experience in video production, camera, and editing.
Experience with Online Tutorial authoring tools and/or video content creation
Experience with current video editing tools, field production equipment, field cameras, media ingest software, and other associated production news workflows
Technical aptitude with software platforms and web technologies
Rock star level presentation skills
Basic understanding of news
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Hands-on experience in a broadcast and/or news environment is a plus
Web development experience; HTML, CSS preferred
Prior teaching or training experience desired
Fluency in multiple languages is a plus