Digital Platforms Editor

Posted: 1/9/2020

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 looking for an experienced editor to join its platforms team in New York City. The editor will curate the NBCNews.com homepage and app, write breaking news alerts for app and email, and distribute content to partners such as Apple News, Smartnews and Flipboard. Although the role will be focused on NBC News’ homepage and app, the editor will also contribute to MSNBC’s homepage production. It may include one day of weekend work.

The editor will be a talented headline writer, have a passion for analytics and SEO and have strong news judgment. They need to be a breaking news junkie, and love getting enterprise journalism in front of as many eyes as possible. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in mobile trends, and have experience programming digital platforms for a major news organization. They will know what drives audiences to click on stories and watch video on desktop and mobile.

This position requires the ability to make decisions under pressure and to change footing quickly and multitask when news breaks. The editor needs to show immaculate attention to detail, as well as a sense for the mix — balance, diversity and tone — of stories on our platforms. The candidate must also have the skill set of a frontline news editor: a breadth of knowledge about national and international stories, an ability to copy edit and experience with digital publishing in a content management system.

The position is represented by the NewsGuild-CWA.

Curate NBC News Digital’s homepage and app with a lively mix of breaking news, politics, enterprise reporting and videoWrite and edit breaking news email and mobile alertsWrite sharp, compelling headlines. A/B testing.Monitor analytics to inform story programmingWorking with photo editors to art app and homepage
Distribute and pitch stories to Apple New, Smartnews, Flipboard, etc.

• 4+ years’ experience working as a reporter, homepage editor or social media editor, preferably with experience at a major news organization.
• A flare for writing eye-catching headlines and knowledge of SEO best practices.
• Proven experience displaying news judgment and finding the element of a story that will drive readers to click.
• A broad knowledge of current affairs, including politics, social justice, international affairs, pop culture and sports.
• Must be comfortable collaborating in a creative but demanding environment under tight deadlines
• Must be willing to work in New York, NY



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NBC News Digital is looking for an experienced editor to program join its platforms team in New York City. The editor will curate the NBCNews.com homepage and app, write breaking news alerts for app and email, and distribute content to partners such as Apple News, Smartnews and Flipboard. Although the role will be focused on NBC News’ homepage and app, the editor will also contribute to MSNBC’s homepage production. It may include one day of weekend work.

The editor will be a talented headline writer, have a passion for analytics and SEO and have strong news judgment. They need to be a breaking news junkie, and love getting enterprise journalism in front of as many eyes as possible. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in mobile trends, and have experience programming digital platforms for a major news organization. They will know what drives audiences to click on stories and watch video on desktop and mobile.

This position requires the ability to make decisions under pressure and to change footing quickly and multitask when news breaks. The editor needs to show immaculate attention to detail, as well as a sense for the mix — balance, diversity and tone — of stories on our platforms. The candidate must also have the skill set of a frontline news editor: a breadth of knowledge about national and international stories, an ability to copy edit and experience with digital publishing in a content management system.

The position is represented by the NewsGuild-CWA.

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