CNN Restructures International Desk in Atlanta

By Chris Ariens 

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More than two dozen staffers at CNN Atlanta will have to reapply for their jobs as the International Desk undergoes a restructuring.

The news, first reported by CNN Commentary, is part of a larger plan by CNNI svp and managing editor Deborah Rayner to assure coverage across the globe. So, while several positions will move to Hong Kong and London, Atlanta staffers will experience title changes, requiring them to apply for the new jobs. Insiders say this does not involve layoffs and the changes do not affect CNN or CNNI programming.

Staffers were made aware of the news yesterday. The changes take effect in late March. Rayner, who has been with CNN since 2008, moved to Atlanta to head up International newsgathering for both TV and digital in 2014.