Editor/Producer - NBC Owned Stations Digital

Posted: 6/26/2019

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

NBC Owned Television Stations is looking for a digital video editor/producer to create original videos designed for digital/mobile/social platforms.

We are looking for a candidate with a proven ability to create videos that are shareable and have impact with a mobile/social audience. Our ideal candidate is someone who is a passionate editor and is always thinking about new concepts, series and ways to tell a unique story through editing. The editor/producer will be part of a digital video innovation team working with NBC’s 12 owned stations and OTS digital platforms.

This editor/producer’s responsibilities will include covering breaking news coverage, partnering with veteran broadcast reporters and producers to create digital versions of their broadcast content, re-imagining investigative stories, consumer content, explainers and lifestyle pieces, creating fun listicles, and working with local teams on projects from a story’s inception to its conclusion. In addition, the editor/producer has flexibility to seek out and pitch stories, series, concepts and see them through from pitch to publication.

The editor/producer is expected to own breaking news, hunting down the best cleared footage and the most relevant information to create videos for the OTS websites, apps and social.

The right candidate should love news (especially local), love editing, enjoy finding innovative ways to tell stories, be a digital video consumer, have excellent people skills and team orientation, be willing to try new things and be comfortable working on an in-depth investigation of nuclear waste or the quirky viral talker story of the day. We are looking for a self-starter who always wants to create video. Our ideal candidate can pitch a concept, produce, edit and deliver it and be passionate about every step of the way.

  • Leverage resources available from our stations or other sources to research, pitch, write and edit video segments designed for mobile/social platforms, optimizing versions of the story for specific platforms.
  • Write, pitch, produce and edit original videos for digital platforms
  • Gather, sort and find stories in data and present data visually in videos
  • Be able to digest lots of information and present it in a simple video
  • Develop, Write and Produce digital specific series/franchises
  • Develop graphic elements and treatments for your videos to engage mobile users.
  • Assist local stations with video concepts for their local audiences
  • Develop best practices and expertise around creating, publishing and distributing videos specific to various digital platforms, and train digital and broadcast producers in those best practices at NBC’s owned stations.
  • Write headlines and text for your videos to maximize engagement.
  • Serve as a resource for local digital editorial and broadcast teams at NBC’s owned television stations
  • Work closely with national editorial team and local editorial teams to plan, execute video content

    • Must have at least 4 years of experience producing videos for digital platforms
    • Experience editing videos on tight deadlines.
    • Experience editing in Adobe Premiere, After-Effects and Photoshop
    • Exceptional editorial skills: Ability to recognize stories with high potential for digital attention
    • Ability to shoot with DSLR and use lightning, audio equipment a plus
    • Experience with a complex CMS a plus.
    • Must have a bachelor's degree
    • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, under tight deadlines, including breaking news
    • Must be willing to work all shifts as required by news and events (including nights and weekends).
    • Must be willing to work in Los Angeles
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

  • Familiarity with social media platforms
  • Deep knowledge of current events
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Self-starter

    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.

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