Full Time Job

Deputy Head Of News Standards & Practices

NBC News

New York, NY 03-10-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description

NBC News Group seeks a Deputy Head of Standards & Practices to help lead its Standards & Practices team. The Deputy Head of Standards will provide support and guidance to all platforms of NBC News Group, reporting to the Head of Standards. The ideal candidate is forward-thinking, with a keen understanding of quality journalism in a multi-platform world.

A seasoned-journalist and creative-problem solver who must be ready and willing to teach, support, guide and empower journalists across all levels and platforms of NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, Telemundo and emerging platforms/business relations.

Job Duties:
• Work with Executive Producers, Senior Producers, Executive Editors and Supervising Editors on reviewing scripts/reports for accuracy, fairness and adequate sourcing.
• Advise NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC and Telemundo journalists (both on air and off, across all platforms) on news standards.
• Provide Standards oversight and guidance to OTT and digital platforms.
• Support and consult with Executive Producers, Executive Editors and leaders across TV and digital, on review processes and ethics training.
• Work to educate new and current employees NBC News Group's Standards & Practices policies-across all platforms.
• Help develop and implement policy across the News Group.

Essential Qualifications:
• 15+ years working experience within the journalism field
-including broadcast, cable, digital or print
• Ability to communicate effectively and successfully with

all levels of talent and leadership
• Effective and clear writing skills
• Exceptional journalistic judgment and ethical standards
• The ability to communicate and collaborate across all

• An ability to adapt to a wide variety of platforms and their

specific needs
• Ability to handle confidential material with utmost


Additional Job Requirements:
• Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through

• Must be willing to work in New York, NY

Desired Characteristics

Desired Qualifications:
• Experience in investigative journalism
• An understanding of long-form story telling
• The ability to adapt quickly and calmly in a high-

pressure, breaking news environment
• Highly collaborative in tone and approach
• Prior management experience in TV, digital, or news

production experience
• Proven ability to multi-task and manage an array of

responsibilities in a deadline driven environment
• Familiarity with (or knowledge of) emerging streaming

platforms and technologies, digital journalism and social

media standards and practices
• Self-starter; able to work independently and proactively