Editorial Director, Digital Video

Posted: 11/2/2019

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 exceptional original reporting, breaking news coverage and stories that resonate well beyond the day’s headlines. We are looking for an Editorial Director of Digital Video to help us evolve our digital video efforts in News.

In this role, you will work with the Executive Editor of NBCNews.com to strengthen the editorial strategy for original, breaking and enterprise digital video in News, oversee story development, planning, production and execution by our team of video producers and video journalists, and work with our text editorial staff to add a visual layer to our news coverage. You should be a news junkie and a visual artist who is able to keep up with fast moving stories and understand the best way to bring those to life. You should also have a flair for the fun, creative and unexpected. This is an exciting opportunity to work with an iconic media brand that is known for its premium video content and open to innovation.

You’re a good candidate for this role if you’re a strong shooter, editor and reporter with a proven track record of creating high quality, journalistic, digital video – and leading others who do the same. You should also be able to adapt to emerging platforms and opportunities and appreciate visual storytelling across all platforms.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Establishing a cohesive visual language for our news digital video team
  • Leading the team responsible for producing video content that brings our reporting to life and supports our verticals
  • Managing a team of talented producers and video journalists, guiding them to harness their storytelling ability and visual style from pitch to publication
  • Identifying immediate, newsworthy, for quick-turn and long-form production
  • Effectively collaborating with our Newsroom and NBC field, cable and broadcast teams to identify opportunities and newsworthy productions
  • Producing, editing, publishing and promoting videos on a sustainable schedule that drives both audience loyalty and video starts

  • • 12+ years professional experience in news/documentary shooting, producing & editing for digital platforms with at least 5 years experience leading teams
    • Proven success leading a digital video team and producing award-winning work
    • Mastery in shooting (DSLR or similar) and editing as well as lighting and audio
    • Experience in CMS and basic understand of HTML, CSS and Javascript
    • Experience with investigative reporting
    • Experience in field and studio production, creating pieces that range from political analysis to investigative features.
    • Expertise with Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere, Photoshop, After Effects)
    • Must be aware of latest formats and trends in digital video
    • Collaborative spirit and outstanding communication skills

    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.

    NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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