Full Time Job

Assignment News Editor


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:
• Spearhead coverage of a breaking/developing news story both editorially and logistically
• Effectively research, coordinate & implement coverage of breaking news & on-going stories
• Ability to jump in & quickly assess what is needed on coverage of a breaking story
• Ability to find & book characters who help define a story
• Collaborate with CNBC News digital and broadcast platforms on newsgathering, social media initiatives and content distribution
• Be a liaison with NBC News and MSNBC to book and coordinate reporters and other talent
• Use data to inform and evolve newsgathering, storytelling and social media strategies while deepening engagement with our audience
• Initiate & maintain communication with affiliates & News Channel counterparts
• Consistently monitor, discover and break news through social media platforms and tools
• Participate in daily network-wide conferences
• Establish & maintain working story & contact files
• Monitor competitive broadcasts, cable and digital platforms
• Ability to put together a story coverage plan & layout with oversight from management

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:
• Minimum 5 years editorial production experience at a network, cable or digital outlet
• Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience
• Working knowledge of microwave & satellite trucks, live-u, b-gan, mcds
• A willingness and ability to work flexible hours including weekends, holidays and overnights, under tight deadline pressure, occasionally with little or no warning (e.g. breaking news).

Desired Characteristics

You'll stand out if:
• Solid working knowledge of TV production, affiliates & satellite operations
• Proficient on all social media outlets
• Ability to clearly communicate ideas and status updates to both technical and non-technical resources
• Able to work independently and as a member of a team
• Capable of managing multiple deliverables and completing assigned tasks quickly
• Passion for news and an interest in multiple platforms (broadcast, cable, web, mobile)
• Innovative and flexible thinker, comfortable suggesting solutions
• Committed to quality in every assignment, large or small Strong research skills and editorial judgment
• Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
• Strong interpersonal skills and news judgement