Full Time Job

Breaking Business News Editor, Digital

NBC News

New York, NY 08-06-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Responsibilities
NBC News Digital is not just growing, it is transforming.

Innovation has always been one of the pillars lifting NBC into the ranks of elite journalists. Our digital brands have been no exception. From lifestyle to politics to business, we have revolutionized digital news coverage across the past decade. As we look to the future of journalism, NBC News Digital is preparing to break the mold once again, growing our streaming and digital space with a significant investment of nearly 200 jobs over the next year. We are looking for brilliant, enthusiastic journalists who are prepared to innovate and ready to make impactful change to the future of storytelling.

We're seeking an editor to manage breaking business news coverage at NBC News Digital.

In this newly created role, you'll work with NBC News Digital's breaking news team as well as the network's Business, Tech and Media unit to coordinate coverage of significant business news at it breaks the day's biggest headlines. You'll have a focus on what business news means for families, workers and other consumers, assigning stories that range from product recalls to big news about company heads to how companies are handling the pandemic and ongoing social justice movements. You'll assign and edit stories and also be able to step in and write as necessary.

The right candidate will have experience editing business news for a general news audience at a national digital publication. You must be attuned to what our readers care about. You will manage one full-time reporter to start and report to the lead breaking news editor.

You will make sure that the stories you're editing and writing have the best photos, videos, social media embeds and other elements to provide context to a reader.
Other responsibilities:
• Writing clean, fast and accurate copy, headlines, and photo and video captions
• Communicating with a team of other reporters and editors
• Planning ahead and pre-writing for announcements, news being released under embargo, etc.
• Making full use of the range of NBC News resources, including network newsgathering and multimedia

Qualifications/Requirements
• At least five years experience working in a newsroom

and editing daily stories, including at least two years

writing or editing stories about business
• Experience managing a team
• Expertise writing headlines
• Must have the desire to work in a creative, demanding,

competitive environment
• Must be a skilled editor with outstanding communication

skills

Desired Characteristics
• Experience writing or editing for a digital-first publication
• Experience monitoring social and search trends online
• Experience writing or editing consumer-oriented business

news

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1y3qy-3-80-3-192-42 in your application.