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Writer, 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 writer will be responsible for organizing and crafting accurate, unbiased, and engaging news content aligned with the stated mission of the news program. The material will be written in the voice and style of the anchor, and in a manner that will be easily understood by a television audience. The candidate must have strong reporting, editorial, and journalism skills, along with a deep knowledge of world and national news stories and events.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
  • Understand and adhere to the editorial standards and practices of CNBC
  • Research, source, pitch and write concise stories for television
  • Deliver written content under deadline pressures set by the Executive Producer
  • Write teases, bumps, copy, promos, and short packages to video and graphics
  • Contribute to a highly engaging, multi-platform news organization
  • 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 of general news writing experience at the local and/or national television level
  • Exceptional journalism and reporting skills; and ability to write a story concisely to video
  • Basic understanding of television production
  • Ability to set editorial priorities
  • Experience writing in a fast-paced, control room environment
  • Knowledge of current world and national news events
  • Ability to work in Englewood Cliffs, NJ and/or New York, NY

    You’ll stand out if:

  • Strong ability to collaborate, and work one-on-one, with an anchor
  • Clear communication of thought processes in a clear and concise manner
  • Make confident, editorial decisions unilaterally
  • Highly motivated, organized, and pro-active
  • Passionate about news and the ability to tell a story that is unbiased and accurate

    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.

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  • 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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