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Company NBC Universal

Job Title THINK Editor, NBC News Digital

Jobid 23768-379188

Location: New York, NY, 10176, USA

Description **Job Number** 35629BR

**Job Title** THINK Editor, NBC News Digital

**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


We are seeking an opinion editor for a bold new vertical at NBC NEWS Digital. Our aim is to create a new home for essays, commentary and news analysis we’re calling THINK. THINK is video. THINK is text. THINK is visualizations and more. THINK steps beyond the daily headlines to compel you to see the world differently, that deepens your understanding of a big idea or debate, and that excites you to carry on the conversation with others.

We’re looking for an experienced editor and renaissance thinker with the vision and ambition to help build THINK’s brand. As a news editor, you will have an exquisitely sensitive antenna for the most thought-provoking currents in news, politics, culture, technology, the arts, gender and racial issues. You will have an eye and interest for new forms of storytelling and have a keen sense of when to employ essays, video, data visualizations, podcasts, or interactives to best drive home a point. You will have excellent judgment about content that truly adds to the national conversation. You will have a deep understanding of journalistic standards and a track record that proves you can hew to the values of NBC News.

Contributions to THINK will come both from inside NBC and outside our walls. You will be expected to have wide-ranging relationships with potential contributors and a burning desire to cultivate new contributors. You will have superb writing and editing skills, a proven work ethic and must thrive in a fast-tempo newsroom.

THINK will put the day’s events in perspective and help draw a map to the future. This is an extraordinary opportunity to create a fresh, new, multimedia vertical at an iconic news organization.

Job Duties

+ Edit and commission content created for THINK vertical

+ Cultivate contributors both inside and outside NBC News

+ Work with NBC News Digital video team and commission work from independent video producers

+ Make full use of the range of NBC News resources including news gathering, multimedia and broadcast journalists

+ Ensure THINK always meets NBC News’ rigorous Standards and Legal guidelines

+ Ensure the tone and mix of content is in line with NBC News digital editorial strategy and the voice of NBC News as a whole

+ Read widely and stay abreast of the competition


Basic Qualifications

+ Bachelor’s Degree

+ 5+ years editing in a newsroom environment, including experience with breaking news

+ 2+ years working in a strictly digital shop

+ Must have demonstrated experience with assigning, writing and editing stories, as well as managing staff

+ Must have the desire to work in a creative, demanding, competitive environment

+ Must be a skilled editor with outstanding communication skills

+ Must be a news addict who is constantly thinking about way to push the conversation forwardAdditional Job Requirements

+ Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered

+ Must be willing to work in New York, NY

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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