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Politics Editor, NBC News Digital

NBCUniversal, LLC, Washington DC, District of Columbia

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Level: Manager (Supervisor)


NBC News Digital is hiring an experienced politics editor who will take the lead in driving our day-to-day political coverage of the midterms, 2024 election, and in Washington and around the nation.

You are competitive and scoop-driven. You can think of the angles off the biggest races that will lead to revelatory journalism, and you can manage our slate of world class reporters in finding the sharpest angles on the major candidates, political figures, and news of the day. You’ll have a keen radar for spotting emerging story lines and capitalizing on them. The goal is to drive coverage that breaks news, may that be in a quick-turn scoop or a weeklong deep dive.

The politics editor will work closely with the senior politics editor and other politics and news editors, with teams of political reporters, and with NBC’s extensive resources on its network and cable platforms who are involved in political coverage.

You will be able to edit copy so that it feels electric — urgent, impactful, revelatory, contextual, and of course, deadly accurate. You’ll take on spot/breaking news, exclusives, and enterprise pieces.

For breaking news, the politics editor will have the ability to craft alerts in minutes, operate quickly to publish short stories, have a keen eye for ledes and the skill to write sharp headlines fast.

For enterprise stories, the politics editor will be a font of original story ideas focused on the midterms and then through the general election, capturing local and national issues that include racial and economic inequality, cultural and religious divisions, emerging voter trends.

Women and diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Duties:
  • Day-to-day management of a team of reporters
  • Play a major role in NBC News Digital’s coverage of the 2022 midterms election cycle and beyond.
  • Work closely with politics reporters to direct, refine, and support their reporting
  • Edit copy so that it’s sharp, engaging, and rigorous.
  • Have a keen sense of accountability journalism as well as what stories and assignments will drive the political discussion
  • Handle breaking news, generate original story ideas and develop fresh angles for major storylines of the moment.
  • Ensure the tone of and mix of stories is in line with NBC News Digital editorial strategy, and the voice and standards of NBC News Digital.
  • Share information and collaborate with all NBC News platforms in a timely fashion.



  • 5 or more years editing politics at a regional or national newspaper, magazine, or digital news organization.

  • 10 or more years of professional journalism experience.



- Must submit an attestation disclosing your COVID-19
vaccination status and, if partially or fully vaccinated,
submitting your vaccination record no later than 7 days
following commencement of employment.
- Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the
commencement of employment or adhere to enhanced
protocols if Company determines your job position
requires accessing an NBCUniversal worksite.
- Must be willing to adhere to all Company COVID-19
workplace safety policies and protocols.


  • You have a high emotional IQ and are able to inspire and motivate a team of talented reporters to put forth their best work

  • You are a leader and can make tough coverage decisions under tight deadlines

  • You understand that you are part of a team and that the team’s success is everyone’s success



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NBCUniversal is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws.

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NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

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