Editorial Manager, BLK

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


NBC News Digital is seeking an editorial manager for NBC BLK, our section that covers news in the African American community, from breaking stories to policy issues to culture.

Job Duties
  • Responsible for setting the editorial agenda of NBC BLK on a daily and weekly basis, working closely with the senior news editors of NBCNews.com.
  • Identifying and pitching breaking news, major stories and enterprise pieces for and about black communities.
  • 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 BLK, other NBC News reporters, and freelancers.
  • 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.
  • Running NBC BLK’s social media accounts, a task that requires general audience awareness of the section and site to drive traffic and grow audience loyalty.
  • Cultivating editorial relationships with content partners, within and outside of NBC News.
  • 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 must have a record of writing, producing and editing high-impact work on stories affecting the black community and/or a variety of topics.
    • This editor should have excellent line editing, copy editing skills and rich and plentiful story ideas.
    • It’s important to come with a Rolodex of freelance writers and producers with solid experience writing about black culture, race and politics and about stories and issues that deeply impact and resonate with black communities.



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