Digital Associate Program, CNBC

Posted: 11/17/2018

Location: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Function: Marketing & Communications
Specialty: Digital Marketing, Web Production
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


CNBC is looking for the next generation of multimedia journalists!

Our 16-month Digital Rotational Program is a postgraduate opportunity designed to provide participants with exposure to a wide range of experiences, ongoing mentorship and targeted training within the face-paced world of digital news.

After four, four-month rotations within our newsroom, team members will graduate from the program with the chance to apply for exciting internal roles and will be equipped with the knowledge and tools to thrive in today’s digital space.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
  • Pitching both breaking news and enterprise content for CNBC.com and/or Make It;
  • Developing sources and building your network to land the next big scoop in business news;
  • Conceptualizing and producing videos, including scripting, shooting, and editing original content;
  • Using all major social platforms to create and publish sharable multimedia stories.

  • Exciting roles are available within the following areas:

    Breaking News
    CNBC Digital delivers fast, accurate breaking news for a wide range of industries, including markets, economy, technology, and consumer business. The breaking news desk moves quickly to make sure readers are quickly informed of all the news they need in order to make smart decisions. The breaking news team coordinates with the newsroom at large to make sure the website is comprehensively covering the news of the day.

    Digital Video
    Our digital video team is responsible for the development, production and delivery of original video content across multiple platforms. This includes day-of stories, features, premium content and video series and franchises. Video producers touch all aspects of video creation — from conception, pitching ideas, writing scripts, shooting and editing.

    Social Media
    Our creative social media team creates shareable multimedia stories and uses all major social platforms to publish and distribute this original content. They track social media trend, and they use this information to develop and execute our social editorial strategies.

    Enterprise Reporting
    CNBC’s enterprise reporters work hard to own the beats that matter most to finance and business readers. Each reporting group works closely with a section editor to delve deeply into their beats, chase down scoops and push the news forward.

    PLEASE NOTE: This is a short term position with an estimated duration of sixteen (16) months, unless otherwise amended or terminated as deliverables within this project are completed.


    • Must be willing to work in the New York/New Jersey area beginning in July, 2019;
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States;
    • Must be 18 years or older;
    • A bachelor's or master’s degree;
    • Journalism experience;
    • Solid writing skills;
    • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment;


    Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV

    Ideal candidates should demonstrate the following values:
    • A desire to tell great stories;
    • A competitive nature;
    • A willingness to collaborate with teammates;
    • A passion (that borders on an obsession) for digital media;
    • A commitment to a career in digital journalism;
    • A genuine enthusiasm for CNBC content.

    At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

    About CNBC:

    With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, CNBC World and CNBC HD, CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to approximately 371 million homes worldwide, including more than 100 million households in the United States and Canada. CNBC also provides daily business updates to 400 million households across China. The network's 15 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 4:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide. CNBC at night features a mix of new reality programming, CNBC's highly successful series produced exclusively for CNBC and a number of distinctive in-house documentaries.

    CNBC also has a vast portfolio of digital products which deliver real-time financial market news and information across a variety of platforms. These include CNBC.com, the online destination for global business; CNBC PRO, the premium, integrated desktop/mobile service that provides real-time global market data and live access to CNBC global programming; and a suite of CNBC Mobile products including the CNBC Real-Time iPhone and iPad Apps.

    NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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