Full Job Description
We’re looking for an experienced editor with the vision and ambition to build a reading habit for superfans of MSNBC while expanding the scope and power of the brand’s perspectives on the daily zeitgeist. As a deputy editor, you will work closely with a senior editor and build a team to produce content that drives conversations and attracts new audiences. You will have excellent judgment, a deep understanding of journalistic standards and a track record that proves you can hew to the standards of NBC News.
You will be expected to have wide-ranging relationships with potential contributors. You will have superb writing and editing skills, a proven track record of leadership and thrive in a fast-tempo newsroom.
This is an extraordinary opportunity to create fresh, new digital content and lead strategy at an iconic news organization.
What you will do:
Lead, manage and edit content created for MSNBC digital
Work closely with a senior editor to build a vision for MSNBC’s daily text habit
Manage two editors and oversee their daily responsibilities
Partner with MSNBC cable, attending daily editorial meetings and planning meetings
Manage MSNBC Daily newsletter
Work with MSNBC digital video team to reflect that best of MSNBC on air on digital platforms
Liaise with NBC News & MSNBC art director, social, platforms and product teams
Make full use of the range of NBC News resources including news gathering, multimedia and broadcast journalists
Establish and meet NBC News’ rigorous Standards and Legal guidelines
Ensure the tone and mix of content is in line with MSNBC cable
Read widely and stay abreast of the competition
5+ years work in a newsroom environment, including
experience with breaking news
2+ years working in a strictly digital shop
Must have demonstrated experience with assigning,
writing and editing stories, as well as managing staff
Must have the desire to work in a creative, demanding,
Must be a skilled editor with outstanding
Must be professional, nimble and successful working
across newsroom teams, platforms and with partners
Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through
www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
Ideally based in New York City or Washington, D.C.
At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.
This position is represented by the NewsGuild-CWA.
NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.