Digital Managing Editor - NBC Boston

Posted: 4/10/2019

Location: Newton, Massachusetts
Function: Marketing & Communications
Specialty: Digital Marketing, Web Production
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


NBC Universal is looking for a motivated, hard-working managing editor to craft and implement digital strategy, lead breaking news coverage, manage social media presence and strategy and edit stories and videos for NBC10Boston.com, the digital presence of NBC10 Boston. The editor must have excellent editing, writing and organizational skills as well as experience in telling stories through videos, photos and multimedia packages. This editor must actively and consistently communicate as news develops, collaborating with our broadcast producers on thorough, up-to-the-minute coverage on all platforms. We also seek an editor who is comfortable using social media for reporting and disseminating information and to engage the community and grow audience and loyalty. The right candidate will be attuned to the latest trends in journalism and emerging platforms for disseminating news and gathering news. We seek a battle-tested editor with experience managing and motivating teams day to day and on big breaking news.
  • Work closely with Director of Integrated Media and senior news managers as well as reporters, anchors and producers to report, write and edit news stories, photos and videos on NBC Universal’s website, broadcasts, social media, YouTube, OTT and other platforms
  • Lead a team of digital journalists working on 24-7 deadlines to update stories around the clock and on weekends
  • Use superior news judgment and solid breaking news writing and editing skills in order to manage multiple breaking news stories at once
  • Use social media as a promotional tool as well as a news-gathering tool and a listening post for breaking news and emerging trends
  • Move stories across platforms, developing web stories for the broadcast and broadcast stories for the web
  • Track Omniture, Chartbeat and other real-time traffic metrics to grow audience and identify stories.
  • Cover other shifts as assigned by management, when needed


  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in newsgathering, news production, news writing, and/or digital news platform production.
  • Experience as an editor, writer or producer at a major news organization that creates content under tight deadlines
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in journalism, political science or English or equivalent experience
  • Experience working with an online publishing tool or content management system
  • Experience leading teams of journalists and in-depth news coverage
  • Must be a skilled and fast writer with superior news judgment
  • Must have a sophisticated understanding of social media platforms and strategy
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal communications skills and a can-do mentality as unexpected challenges arise
  • Must have the desire to work in a creative, demanding, competitive environment
  • Must be able to work early mornings, weekends and extended days when demanded by breaking news or other editorial responsibilities
  • Willingness to follow very specific systems and workflow, while also exercising excellent judgment to know when additional measures are needed
  • Ability to generate new ideas for content and contribute to discussions of overall department strategy

    Eligibility Requirements:
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
  • Must be willing to work in Newton, MA
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must have a valid MA Driver's License
  • Must be able to work weekends, long hours, holidays and/or varying shifts when necessary to meet production and broadcast deadlines

  • Experience working in the Boston area with a deep institutional knowledge of the local coverage area
  • Strong desire to deliver news as it develops on all platforms
  • Multimedia experience (video and photos) is desirable
  • A sense of urgency and desire to learn emerging technologies
  • Strong journalistic skills
  • Significant experience in the news environment
  • Ability to write, edit and produce under heavy deadline pressure without compromising accuracy or credibility
  • Experience editing content on a desktop editing system
  • Ability to speak and write in Spanish a plus
  • Team player mentality

    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.

    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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