Managing Editor, NBC Dallas

NBCUniversal, LLC, Fort Worth TEXAS, US

Create the extraordinary.

General Responsibilities:

The Managing Editor will help craft and execute the strategic vision for all of our KXAS/KXTX news operations. The successful candidate will oversee daily news gathering, planning, budgeting, and execution, and possess a keen understanding of news cycles for broadcast and digital platforms, as well as an exceptional level of news judgment. The Managing Editor reports directly to the VP, News and spearheads the content planning and acquisition strategy. The managing editor must also assist in the planning and execution of streaming and nonlinear content. He or she must have the ability to foster teamwork and be an excellent collaborator. The ideal candidate would have experience in the Spanish language and General markets.  The Managing Editor is responsible for keeping their hands on the pulse of the North Texas Community.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Enterprise strong unique local content and meet deadlines.
  • Communicate clear expectations for quality content and the needs of our audiences across all platforms.
  • Help guide news staff in journalism best practices and content showcasing on all platforms.
  • Oversee short-and long-term planning for content, both breaking news and enterprise, and drive team coverage of big breaking stories and severe weather.
  • Coordinate breaking news coverage on all platforms.
  • Plan and share content across platforms of TV and Digital.
  • Plan and share content with news partners. Share resources when possible.
  • Communicate individual and team goals clearly.
  • Directly manage the assignments desk staff and a team of reporters.
  • Motivate, coach, develop and keep staff focused to ensure excellent performance.
  • Manage and review performance, and address quality and productivity performance issues.
  • Create development plans to help staff embrace strengths and challenges, and share and grow their abilities.
  • Coordinate anchor and reporter work schedules and requests for time off.
  • Hold staff accountable for content that is balanced, fair, accurate and complete, incorporating where appropriate, a diverse range of sources.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in newsgathering, news production and/or news operations.
  • Minimum 3 years management and leadership experience of functions and personnel.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be willing to work in Dallas/Fort Worth area just south of DFW airport
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must have the ability to work any of a 24 x 7 shift
  • Must accept Solutions as NBCUniversal’s Alternative Dispute Resolution program
  • Must submit an attestation disclosing COVID-19 vaccination status and, if partially or fully vaccinated, submitting 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 in select work settings or where jurisdictionally mandated.
    • Must be willing to adhere to all Company COVID-19 workplace safety policies and protocols


·       Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or related broadcast field or equivalent experience

·       Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

·       Demonstrate strong management, leadership, communication, collaborative and customer service (internal and external) skills, and a passion for self-development

·       Proactive, flexible, adaptable, energetic, organized, detailed oriented and able to multi-task and problem solve in a high-energy, fast-paced and constantly transforming environment.

·       Proven ability to train as a subject matter expert.

·       Proven ability to take a results-oriented approach to work and leverage resources for competitive advantage. 

·       Demonstrate a highly developed skill as a critical thinker to work with other managers and staff to spot reporting holes, bias and other issues. 

·       Possess an understanding of the technologies used in the newsroom including iNews, Stratus, News Ticker and various digital search tools. 

·       Proven ability to use time effectively, efficiently and productively, and meet deadlines.

·       Proven ability to foster inclusion and diversity, and model company values.

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