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WNBC is looking for a highly motivated morning news editor to manage breaking news coverage, manage social media presence and strategy, and edit stories and videos for NBCNewYork.com, the digital presence of NBC 4 New York, the flagship station of The NBC Owned Television Station Group. The editor must have excellent editing, writing and organizational skills as well as experience in telling stories through videos, photos and multimedia packages. This editor must actively and consistently communicate as news develops, collaborating with our broadcast producers on thorough, up-to-the-minute coverage on all platforms. While this job is primarily focused on keeping on top of breaking news, we are looking for an editor who can be a key member of the team by moving stories forward, finding new angles on stories that broke during the week and owning breaking news stories. We also seek an editor who is comfortable using social media for reporting and disseminating information as well as using social media to engage the community on Saturday and Sundays when those platforms are even more active. We seek a battle-tested journalist with at least 8 years reporting and/or editing preferably in the tri-state area.
•Work closely with Editorial Director, Digital and Managing Editor as well as reporters, anchors and producers to report, write, edit, news stories, photos and videos on NBCNewYork.com and all of WNBC’s platforms, including broadcasts, taxicasts, social media and other platforms
•Be responsible for the overall coverage of assigned stories on all platforms throughout the morning shift including writing and updating news stories in the AP style and editing video on 24-7 deadlines
•Use superior news judgment and solid breaking news writing and editing skills in order to manage multiple breaking news stories
•Use social media as a promotion tool as well as a news-gathering tool and a listening post for breaking news and emerging trends.
•Move stories across platforms, developing web stories for the broadcast and broadcast stories for the web
•Track Omniture, Chartbeat and other real-time traffic metrics to grow audience and identify stories.
•Cover other shifts as assigned by management, when needed
•Must be able to work early mornings and extended days when demanded by breaking news or other editorial responsibilities.
•Eight years experience as an editor, writer or producer at a major news organization that creates content under tight deadlines.
•Experience working with an online publishing tool or content management system.
•Must be a skilled and fast writer with superior news judgment
•Must have a sophisticated understanding of social media platforms and strategy
•Must possess excellent interpersonal communications skills and a can-do mentality as unexpected challenges arise.
•Multimedia experience (video and photos) is desirable.
•Must have the desire to work in a creative, demanding, competitive environment.
•Undergraduate degree, preferably in journalism, political science or English.
•Willingness to follow very specific systems and workflow, while also exercising excellent judgment to know when additional measures are needed.
•Minimum 8 year’s experience in newsgathering and/or production
•Minimum 8 year’s experience writing, producing and desktop
•Strong desire to deliver news as it develops on all current and future platforms
•A sense of urgency and desire to learn emerging technologies
•Strong journalistic skills
•Significant experience in the news environment
•Ability to write, edit and produce under heavy deadline pressure without compromising accuracy or credibility
•Experience editing content on a desktop editing system
•Team player mentality
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