Full Time Job

News Writer


Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07-15-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

CNBC is building a new team for a new one-hour evening news program titled The News with Shepard Smith, launching this Fall, and airing weekdays at 7pm ET. In this newscast, you will be an integral part to help widen our aperture to cover the most significant news stories of the day.

What you'll do:
The writer will be responsible for organizing and crafting accurate, unbiased, and engaging news content aligned with the stated mission of the news program. The material will be written in the voice and style of the anchor, and in a manner that will be easily understood by a television audience. The candidate must have strong reporting, editorial, and journalism skills, along with a deep knowledge of world and national news stories and events.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
• Understand and adhere to the editorial standards and practices of CNBC
• Research, source, pitch and write concise stories for television
• Deliver written content under deadline pressures set by the Executive Producer
• Write teases, bumps, copy, promos, and short packages to video and graphics
• Contribute to a highly engaging, multi-platform news organization
• Special projects, as assigned

What we'll offer:

At CNBC Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, you'll have access to great perks and amenities:
• Sweat it out -- Free onsite fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, basketball court and running course, plus daily group classes
• Eat up -- Gourmet cafeteria with daily specials plus soup and salad bars
• Unwind -- Massage therapy, ping pong tables, foosball
• Extras -- Dry cleaning, shoe shining and sneak peeks

Don't have a car? No problem! We offer free shuttle transportation to and from multiple locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Hoboken and Jersey City

When you join the NBCUniversal family, you'll get…

We're a global company that values our employee's individual experiences and wellbeing. We know that we're smarter, more dynamic and better together. That's why we offer benefits and perks to meet your unique needs. Read more about them on our careers site here. We invite you to seek the excitement, the challenges and the opportunities that make working here so rewarding

What you'll bring:
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
• At least 5 years of general news writing experience at the local and/or national television level
• Exceptional journalism and reporting skills; and ability to write a story concisely to video
• Basic understanding of television production
• Ability to set editorial priorities
• Experience writing in a fast-paced, control room environment
• Knowledge of current world and national news events
• Ability to work in Englewood Cliffs, NJ and/or New York, NY

Desired Characteristics

You'll stand out if:
• Strong ability to collaborate, and work one-on-one, with an anchor
• Clear communication of thought processes in a clear and concise manner
• Make confident, editorial decisions unilaterally
• Highly motivated, organized, and pro-active
• Passionate about news and the ability to tell a story that is unbiased and accurate