Digital Editor

San Jose, California
Apr 30, 2019
Metro Area
San Jose

NBC Bay Area is looking for a versatile freelance Digital Editor to write, produce and publish daily news content across the station’s many digital platforms. The successful candidate needs to be a strong writer with excellent news judgment who can work independently during breaking news situations. Must be available to work late nights, overnights and weekends.


This is a temporary 6-month (40 hr/week) position with the possibility of part-time work thereafter. 



  • Coordinate with assignment desk, reporters and news staff to report, write and publish breaking news across all digital platforms – website, mobile site, apps, alerts, newsletters, social media, etc.
  • Work closely with newsroom staff and reporters to gather, edit, write, package and publish daily digital news content
  • Create multimedia content to enhance daily news coverage (i.e. video, live streams, slideshows)
  • Use social media to quickly and effectively report news, find news sources, and engage our audience
  • Solicit user-generated content to enhance both on-air and online news coverage
  • Coordinate with news producers to cross-promote on-air and online content
  • Identify and produce content related to trending and buzzworthy news of the day we should be covering


Basic qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism or related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience writing for a news publication
  • Strong news and headline writing skills required; proficiency in AP writing style
  • Experience working with a Content Management System (CMS) or web-publishing software
  • Strong computer skills, including familiarity working with graphics software and/or video editing tools
  • Practical experience working with all major social media platforms -- for both news-gathering and publishing
  • Must possess basic HTML knowledge
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including late nights, overnights, weekends and holidays.
  • Must be willing to work in our San Jose, CA station
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must have a valid driver’s license


Please submit each of the following with your application:​

(1) Cover letter detailing your relevant experience to the position

(2) resume

(3) at least 3-5 samples (or links) of your written published work.


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