Technology Editor

Englewood Cliffs
May 16, 2013
Jun 15, 2013
Ms. Human Resources
Digital Media, Other
Full Time
CNBC Digital is looking for an experienced business journalist to inspire and shape its technology coverage and ensure CNBC is a must read and a must share among investors, business decision makers and industry cognoscenti.

The technology editor will be responsible for all tech news, feature and opinion coverage across CNBC’s digital platforms. The successful candidate will work with a small team of digital and TV reporters and contributors to make sure CNBC leads as well as follows the stories and issues of the day.

The technology editor will be focused on offering compelling and engaging journalism that draws on a variety of storytelling formats, from articles to videos to slideshows. This is a key position on the CNBC Digital enterprise desk, reporting to the Deputy Managing Editor, Enterprise.

Specifically, the technology editor will generate ideas, assign articles, challenge reporters to come up with original story angles and decide which ones merit focus. The editor will have an appreciation for the role of voice and edit stories for news, clarity, context and engagement.

He or she will be deeply sourced, and be familiar with key influencers and opinion shapers in technology, whom he or she will commission to offer blog posts and opinion pieces. The tech editor will be an active participant on the social web, tapping into social platforms to report and drive audience engagement while delivering highly shareable content.

The technology editor will maintain relevant section pages and ensure our material employs SEO best practices. The role will require someone with extensive text editing experience and deep knowledge of at least one business news beat, preferably tech.


+ Generate story ideas that appeal both to CNBC’s core investor and business decision maker audience, and to new audiences who can be reached via a disaggregated distribution network.

+ Manage a team of tech reporters, working with them to identify key stories and trends, assigning and editing stories to the highest levels of journalistic quality and ensuring they are packaged with strong headlines and rich media and text links.

+ Work with TV beat reporters and anchors to grow their digital presence
+ Harness the social web to stay on top of hot trends and ideas, engage with audience to promote CNBC tech coverage

+ Liaise with our breaking news desk

+ Liaise with relevant departments to plan coverage of future events, including conferences

+ Work within CNBC’s proprietary CMS to manage section fronts, keeping them updated and on point, and ensuring they adhere to SEO best practices

+ Liaise with our digital video producers and strategic content editors

+ Curate and commission opinion pieces

+ Work closely with photo and graphics desks

+ Other duties as assigned
+ College degree required
+ Minimum five years’ experience with a major news outlet, at least a year of that in the digital space.
+ Established social media presence
+ Good work habits, including but not limited to: Attention to detail, excellent organizational and time management skills, ability to manage multiple projects and personalities simultaneously, and a commitment to accurate and fact-based reporting.
Desired Characteristics
+strong knowledge and deep sources within the tech industry, specifically consumer, enterprise, services, media, venture capital and/or dotcom

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