Full Time Job

Deputy Director, Southern Bureau

NBC News

Miami, FL 09-10-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description

The Deputy Bureau Director is a critical editorial leadership role for the NBC News Southern Bureau. The role is responsible for working closely with Southern Region based correspondents and reporters to guide, refine and hone their daily reporting for the many platforms of NBC News. The position is highly collaborative and will work closely with multiple editorial teams across NBC News & MSNBC.

Job Duties
• Responsible for leading the daily editorial process and giving direction to southern region editorial teams and correspondents that delivers original reporting, breaking news and differentiated content
• Lead and coach editorial team including correspondents
• Help set/keep track/coordinate schedules for all regional staff.
• Drive unique story angles, guide development of stories from conceptualization to completion while also ensuring full coverage on news of the day
• Partner and communicate with other news group units (i.e. politics, national security, investigative) to maximize coverage as well as coordinate short and long term editorial planning
• Work closely with News Digital to integrate reporting across all platforms of NBC News
• Work closely with the SR Director to ensure desk and editorial interests align with each other
• Ensure the reporting aligns with NBC News standards and practices; provide source approval as needed
• Coordinate with building management to ensure we follow NBC standards, codes and trainings for the facility.
• Participate in special projects, pitch fresh ideas, lead change initiatives and assist Bureau as needed

• Bachelor's degree
• Minimum 10 years of expanding editorial experience
• Minimum 5 years of supervisory/management experience

Eligibility Requirements:
• Must be willing to work in Miami, Florida
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Must be able to work weekends, long hours, holidays and/or varying shifts when necessary to meet production and broadcast deadlines

Desired Characteristics
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus
• Exceptional news judgment
• 10+ years experience in an editor role in a high quality text/digital environment
• Ability to lead and foster teamwork
• Strong leadership and coaching skills
• Ability to manage a demanding, ever changing newsroom or beat
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to make decisions quickly in a fast paced and deadline driven environment
• Knowledge of NBC News Policies, Guidelines and Practices

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