Staff Writer, NBC News

Posted: 12/18/2019

Location: New York, New York
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

NBC News is looking for a talented, energetic, and dynamic writer to work on an exciting new partnership launching on Quibi. This role will be responsible for writing and producing breaking news stories for a short but information-packed daily news show. This is a startup environment, and our ideal candidate isn’t just a knock-out writer but someone willing to contribute in whatever way the needs of the day require. The components of the job include:Writing and fact-checking all copy for the show’s anchor, including scripts and teasesCollaborating with the executive producer, anchor, and senior producers to help set our daily editorial agendaRecognizing stories with the potential for provocative, compelling television.Monitoring wires, social media, and the internet for breaking news and videoWriting special reports

• Undergraduate degree, preferably in journalism, political science, or English
• 3+ years as reporter, writer, producer, or editor at a news organization, or a comparable body of freelance work
• Experience covering breaking news in a competitive environment
• Proficiency in social media
• Willingness to work off-hours, weekends, and overnights as required

• The ability to write excellent prose, sharp teases, and clear, well-organized scripts on deadline
• The ability to work cheerfully under pressure, sometimes with others looking over your shoulder
• The ability to give and receive edits with tact and kindness
• Strong news judgment
• Strong curiosity and a desire to look far and wide for good stories
• Strong attention to detail
• The ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments

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