Editorial Manager, NBC Asian America

Posted: 6/5/2019

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


Editorial Manager, NBC Asian America, NBC News Digital

NBC News Digital is seeking an editorial manager for Asian America, our section that covers news in the Asian American community, from breaking stories to politics to culture.

Job Duties:
  • Sets the editorial agenda of NBC Asian America on a weekly basis, working closely with the Senior News Editors of NBCNews.com
  • Identifies, assigns, and pitches breaking news, day-of reporting, and enterprise pieces of interest to Asian American and Pacific Islander communities
  • Edits articles and oversees content from production to publication, including working with copy-editors and photo editors
  • Works with in-house reporters and manages freelancers, including accepting pitches andapproving invoices
  • Editing and overseeing the publication of about two to three original pieces a week, in addition to a handful of news stories every week, working with a reporter assigned to Asian America, other NBC News reporters, and freelancers. It’s important to come with a Rolodex of freelance writers and producers with solid experience writing about stories and issues that deeply impact and resonate with AAPI communities
  • Working on long-term projects and planning with the Enterprise, Special Projects and Planning Editors of NBCNews.com, along with the Enterprise Digital video team, to produce both enterprise pieces and digital docs.
  • Pitches and creates long-term and special projects for NBCNews.com around major news events (i.e. Olympics, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month)
  • Cultivates editorial relationships with content partners, within and outside of NBC News
  • Manages the section’s budget
  • Manages NBC Asian America’s social media accounts, a task that requires general audience awareness of the section and site to drive traffic and grow audience loyalty.
  • Participate in journalism conferences, panel discussions and support NBC News diversity & inclusion initiatives within the company and external events.
  • Managing rights of licensed content and ensuring published content meets rights and contractual agreements.


  • Requirements:

    • This is a managerial position that requires at least 5 years of equivalent experience at a major newspaper, magazine or news website.
    • The editorial manager should have a record of writing, producing and editing high-impact work on stories affecting AAPI communities and/or a variety of topics.
    • This editor should have excellent line editing, copy editing skills and rich and plentiful story ideas.



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