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Lifestyle News Editor, TODAY


New York, NY
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Lifestyle News Editor, TODAY

Jobid 23768-380958

Location: New York, NY, 10176, USA

Description **Job Number** 35991BR

**Job Title** Lifestyle News Editor, TODAY

**Business Segment** NBC News and MSNBC

**Sub-Business** News Digital

**Posting Category** TV Content & Production

**About Us** NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. 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.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** New York

**City** New York


Job Duties

+ Leading TODAY Digital’s afternoon news and trending coverage in a fast-paced newsroom, together with a morning counterpart.

+ Assigning, editing and writing content that maximizes buzz and social reach, leading rather than chasing trending coverage across platforms.

+ Driving the daily conversation with fresh takes and high-bar filtering of viral “noise.”

+ Creating trending and pop culture content across sections, including lifestyle areas like Style, Health, Food, Parenting and Home.

+ Help manage TODAY’s social presence on Facebook and Twitter, posting callouts, content; scheduling posts; monitoring audience response.

+ Running cross-platform projects that may have text and multimedia elements on air, online and on social and newsletter platforms.

+ Monitoring breaking news stories and audience appetite and responding with a take or angle relevant to our brand, from wrangling original essays to spotting breakouts worthy of standalone headlines.

+ Working closely with broadcast bookers, producers and correspondents to tell stories across the brand’s platforms in additive and not duplicative ways; translating show segments into digital wins.

+ Planning content for future events; maintaining editorial calendars.


Basic Qualifications

+ 3-5 years of experience in an editorial role in the digital space

+ A gut instinct for a good story and quick decisiveness on angles and assignments.

+ Experience posting to social platforms, including Facebook and Twitter.

+ A nerd-like understanding of how stories are shared and consumed differently across digital, social and mobile platforms.

+ The ability to use analytics to help guide story selection.

+ A portfolio of skills: Strong and fast writing and editing; clever and SEO-friendly headlining; light multimedia skills (resizing images, creating social videos).Additional Job Requirements

+ A mentoring spirit despite this not being a management role.

+ Appreciation for TODAY’s broad range of topics and personalities — from hard news to entertainment to lifestyle, celebrities and newsmakers to ordinary individuals, with a good grasp of topics and stories of high interest to women and young families — is required. Enthusiasm for TV is a must.

+ Beyond excellent journalistic chops, you must bring a work hard, play hard mentality to our>Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered

+ Must be willing to work in New York

+ Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice

+ Must have a valid driver’s license

+ Must be able to provide a reel/portfolio of work examples -- if available, include a web address when you submit your resume

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Clickto view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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