Deputy Bureau Chief – Washington D.C.

Posted: 5/2/2019

Location: Washington, D.C., Washington D.C.
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


The Deputy Bureau Chief is a critical editorial leadership role for the NBC News D.C. Bureau. The role is responsible for working closely with D.C. based correspondents and reporters to guide, refine and hone their daily reporting for the many platforms of NBC News. The position is highly collaborative and will work closely with multiple editorial teams across NBC News & MSNBC.

Job Duties
  • Responsible for leading the daily editorial process and giving direction to D.C. editorial teams and correspondents that delivers original reporting, breaking news and differentiated content
  • Lead and coach editorial team including correspondents
  • Drive unique story angles, guide development of stories from conceptualization to completion while also ensuring full coverage on news of the day
  • Partner and communicate with other news group units (i.e. politics, national security, investigative) to maximize coverage as well as coordinate short and long term editorial planning
  • Work closely with News Digital to integrate reporting across all platforms of NBC News
  • Work closely with director of news gathering to ensure desk and editorial interests align with each other
  • Ensure the reporting aligns with NBC News standards and practices; provide source approval as needed
  • Participate in special projects, pitch fresh ideas, lead change initiatives and assist Bureau as needed


  • • Bachelor’s degree
    • Minimum 10 years of expanding editorial experience
    • Minimum 5 years of supervisory/management experience
    • Must be willing to work in Washington D.C.
    • Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays

    • Exceptional news judgment
    • 10+ years experience in an editor role in a high quality text/digital environment. Demonstrated ability to edit, guide and coach high profile reporters in D.C. based beats
    • Familiarity with Washington beats and coverage requirements
    • Ability to lead and foster teamwork
    • Strong leadership and coaching skills
    • Ability to manage a demanding, ever changing newsroom or beat
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to make decisions quickly in a fast paced and deadline driven environment
    • Knowledge of NBC News Policies, Guidelines and Practices

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