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Copy Editor, CNBC The News with Shepard Smith

NBC Universal, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ

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Salary:

Level: manager

Duration: full_time


CNBC is building a new team for a new one-hour evening news program titled The News with Shepard Smith, launching this Fall, and airing weekdays at 7pm ET. In this newscast, you will be an integral part to help widen our aperture to cover the most significant news stories of the day.

What you’ll do:

The Copy Editor will be responsible for overseeing spelling, syntax, grammar, style and ensuring consistency for written articles, video copy, graphics and social media posts. The Copy Editor will also help writers and producers with fact-checking and issues of structure and ensure that all written content has proper voice, context, balance, and clarity.

Responsibilities could include, but are not limited to:
  • Proofread stories thoroughly and edit content copy on deadline
  • Ensure tone of content is in line with editorial strategy set by Managing Editor
  • Help establish and maintain style guidelines
  • Assist writers, editors and producers with writing headlines and captions
  • Special projects as assigned
What we’ll offer:

At CNBC Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, you’ll have access to great perks and amenities:
  • Sweat it out -- Free onsite fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, basketball court and running course, plus daily group classes
  • Eat up -- Gourmet cafeteria with daily specials plus soup and salad bars
  • Unwind -- Massage therapy, ping pong tables, foosball
  • Extras -- Dry cleaning, shoe shining and sneak peeks
Don’t have a car? No problem! We offer free shuttle transportation to and from multiple locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Hoboken and Jersey City

When you join the NBCUniversal family, you’ll get…

We’re a global company that values our employee’s individual experiences and wellbeing. We know that we’re smarter, more dynamic and better together. That’s why we offer benefits and perks to meet your unique needs. Read more about them on our careers site here. We invite you to seek the excitement, the challenges and the opportunities that make working here so rewarding.


What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
  • At least 5 years working as a copy editor in daily journalism
  • Strong knowledge of AP style and business news but able to adapt to writing style that is relatable, conversational and understandable for a wider, non-financial audience
  • Ability to quickly edit complicated financial news stories to ensure they are understandable and relatable for a broad user base
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in helping writers and editors improve and tighten copy under news deadlines
  • Ability to work quickly and under pressure
  • Working knowledge of digital media technology
  • Excellent teamwork skills and strong work ethic

    You’ll stand out if:

  • You have strong experience or interest in business journalism or personal finance and investing topics
  • Knowledge of financial markets and terminology

    CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to over 400 million homes worldwide. CNBC at night features a mix of new reality programming, CNBC's highly successful series produced exclusively for CNBC and a number of distinctive in-house documentaries. CNBC also delivers content across a variety of digital platforms such as: CNBC.com; CNBC PRO, a premium service that provides in-depth access to Wall Street; a suite of CNBC mobile apps for iOS and Android devices; Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri voice interfaces; and streaming services including Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Samsung Smart -`Vs. CNBC is a division of NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast Corporation.

    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.
  • About NBC Universal, Inc.

    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.

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