Health Editor, NBC News Medical Unit

Posted: 1/24/2020

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


Job Summary
As a Health Editor for NBC News Med Unit, you will work directly with Senior Health Editor, staff writers, reporters, free-lance writers, broadcast producers and senior producers to pitch, write and edit health news contents for NBC News.com and TODAY.com

Job Duties
· Create authoritative, engaging original digital health content
· Provide substantive editing, re-writing and copyediting for a variety of internal and external writers
· Pitch ideas for health content for a mix of formats: breaking news, enterprise, multi-part series and short cool stories.
· Act as liaison between writers and Digital Media team
· Work closely with Senior Health Editor to curate and manage the Health vertical and social media accounts
· Collaborate with broadcast producers to create unique digital content to accompany TV health segments.



Basic Qualifications
• 2+ years relevant experience in health and medical writing/editing
• Bachelor’s degree
• Mastery of AP style
• Must be willing to work early morning hours and occasional evenings when news breaks.

Additional Job Requirements
• Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through the NBCUni careers site
• Must be willing to work in NYC
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

• Excellent writing, editing, communication and organizational skills
• Adept at using analytics and current SEO and social best practices
• Committed to innovative digital and visual story-telling
• Strong interpersonal skills

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