Cable News Network, better known to the world via its acronym CNN, has announced plans to hire more than 200 people and spend $20 million on digital expansion.
According to CNN, the new hires will include mobile product developers, journalists, video producers, audience development experts and analytics.
Andrew Morse, the executive vice president of editorial of CNN U.S. and general manager of CNN Digital Worldwide, said expansion will focus on Web video, mobile and global expansion.
Of the more than 200 new jobs that have been created as part of this process, nearly 150 are already posted. There are currently openings in Atlanta, New York, London, Hong Kong and the Middle East. You can view them all at wearecnn.com,” Morse said. “The remaining positions will be added in the coming months. We will fully transition to the new structure by mid-April and we will have filled all the jobs by 2017.
The other side of the massive change is that about 50 current CNN staffers will lose their jobs, the network announced. Those jobs include reporters and employees in CNN’s product, technology and operations.
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