Full Time Job

Copy 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:

The Copy Editor will be responsible for overseeing spelling, syntax, grammar, style and ensuring consistency for written articles, video copy, graphics and social media posts. The Copy Editor will also help writers and producers with fact-checking and issues of structure and ensure that all written content has proper voice, context, balance, and clarity.

Responsibilities could include, but are not limited to:
• Proofread stories thoroughly and edit content copy on deadline
• Ensure tone of content is in line with editorial strategy set by Managing Editor
• Help establish and maintain style guidelines
• Assist writers, editors and producers with writing headlines and captions
• 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 working as a copy editor in daily journalism
• Strong knowledge of AP style and business news but able to adapt to writing style that is relatable, conversational and understandable for a wider, non-financial audience
• Ability to quickly edit complicated financial news stories to ensure they are understandable and relatable for a broad user base
• Outstanding communication skills
• Demonstrated experience in helping writers and editors improve and tighten copy under news deadlines
• Ability to work quickly and under pressure
• Working knowledge of digital media technology
• Excellent teamwork skills and strong work ethic

Desired Characteristics

You'll stand out if:
• You have strong experience or interest in business journalism or personal finance and investing topics
• Knowledge of financial markets and terminology