Political Editor, NBC Latino

Jul 24, 2013
Aug 23, 2013
Ms. Brooke Camp
Full Time
NBCUniversal is one of the worlds leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal's affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Purpose NBC News is looking to recruit an experienced Political Editor for its English-language, Hispanic-focused website NBCLatino.com to work at the heart of the editorial team updating the national site covering political stories and working with a group of political contributors, all within tight deadlines. Responsibilities

* Write daily stories on politics for NBCLatino.com in a timely manner using strong editorial judgment.

* Work with the sites Managing Editor to coordinate content produced by the sites political contributors.

* Ensure the political vertical of NBCLatino.com is up-to-date and maintain a futures calendar of political events for coverage.

* Add value and enhance NBCLatino.com news coverage by incorporating video, story links, slideshows, graphics etc.

* Remain in close communication with the sites Managing Editor to ensure that NBCLatino.com has a consistent editorial presence across all NBC News platforms

* Help, where necessary, with the clipping of video content for NBCLatino.com

* Think creatively about the development of NBCLatino.com.

Basic Qualifications

* Understand the editorial mission of NBCLatino.com

* In-depth knowledge of political content and subject material covered on NBCLatino.com

* Strong interest in politics and the Hispanic population of the U.S.

* Proven ability to effectively use social media to distribute content

* Understanding of how to search for information on databases, including campaign finance reports.

* Excellent news instincts with the ability to react decisively to breaking news

* Strong copy-editing skills under tight deadlines, especially the ability to spot mistakes, errors and typos

* Ability to multi-task and remain calm in a fast-paced news environment

* Excellent verbal communication skills, coupled with strong research and succinct writing skills.

* Demonstrated self-starter, with the confidence to make decisions quickly in a fast paced news environment.

* Demonstrated understanding of internet technologies, web design and production environments, video editing and video asset management tools

* Fluency in English to native standard Eligibility Requirements

* Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered.

* Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice

* Must be willing to take drug test and submit to a background investigation

* Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

* Must be 18 years or older

* Experience of working in content management systems

* Experience of working for a leading wire service or news publisher

* Ability to speak Spanish would be an advantage

* Ideally will be based in Washington.

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