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Freelance Digital News Editor

NBC Bay Area / Telemundo 48, Remote, Work from USA

Work at NBC Bay Area / Telemundo 48

Duration: Freelance


NBC Bay Area in San Jose, CA, is looking for a versatile and highly motivated digital news editor to create and curate digital content for our digital platforms. The digital news editor works closely with broadcast, assignment desk and digital news teams. You know you're a good fit if you possess great people skills, excellent reporting, writing and editing skills, as well as a passion for multi-platform journalism.

We are looking for a self-starter who can get work alone without extensive direction. Experience with content management systems, covering both breaking news and feature stories, and using social media as both a reporting and engagement tool are important.

Some of the things you will do include:

  • Report and write original stories for NBCBayArea.com
  • Report and disseminate breaking and developing news quickly through website updates, push alerts, social posts and newsletters
  • Use Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media tools to report and to engage our audience
  • Edit broadcast video for digital presentation
  • Edit and enrich broadcast scripts for digital platform publication
  • Support our sister station Telemundo48.com as needed

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism or related field or equivalent experience
  • Must be willing to work late nights, overnights, weekends and/or holidays
  • Strong news judgment and news and headline writing skills required; strong proficiency in AP writing style
  • Experience working with a digital Content Management System
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in graphics programs and video editing
  • Good social media skills on multiple platforms and the ability to connect with that audience

Desired:

  • Desire to work in a creative, demanding, highly collaborative and competitive environment
  • Ability to multi-task and meet constant tight deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience working with TV newsroom software, show rundowns and scripts is a plus
  • Experience or familiarity working with livestreams and technical troubleshooting a plus
  • Basic understanding and demonstration of solid editorial judgment and journalistic ethics, including a current knowledge of laws of libel, slander and applicable FCC rules and regulations
  • Experience in San Francisco Bay Area market and familiarity with Northern California audience and communities
  • Good collaborative and interpersonal skills to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to write in Spanish a plus

About NBC Bay Area / Telemundo 48

NBC Bay Area / Telemundo 48