NBC Universal Managing Editor, WMAQ-TV in Chicago, Illinois

Job Number 34010BR

Job Title Managing Editor, WMAQ-TV

Business Segment Owned Stations & Affiliate Relations

Sub-Business NBCUOTS - WMAQ

Posting Category TV Content & Production

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Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province Illinois

City Chicago

Responsibilities

NBC 5 Chicago, WMAQ-TV, is looking for an experienced, creative and motivated Managing Editor who will be responsible for executing the editorial vision and brand of the News Department. The successful candidate will oversee the department’s newsgathering across all platforms, including long and short range planning.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Overall management of the News Assignment Desk

  • Manage the daily editorial process and quality of content, including all newsgathering efforts

  • Work with Assignment Desk Manager and Planning Editor to ensure proper coverage of events throughout the Chicago area and suburbs

  • Work with NBC 5 Investigates and NBC 5 Responds units to coordinate and schedule story production

  • Plan and lead coverage for major stories and special events (e.g. political elections, Olympics, etc.)

  • Work with reporters on story development including follow-ups and development of exclusive angles

  • Helps review reporter content and copy for style, agreement with editorial policy, errors in grammar, punctuation and spelling

  • Work directly with News Director, Assignment Desk Manager and the Digital Editorial Director to ensure superior breaking news coverage across all platforms

  • Coordinate local news coverage with Telemundo Chicago, WSNS-TV, to maximize synergies of the duopoly stations

  • Responsible for making sure stories and coverage comply with NBC News policies and standards, and that they are factual, accurate, fair and balanced

  • Assist with leading and enforcing the station’s Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) program

Qualifications/Requirements

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in newsgathering, news production and/or news operations

  • Minimum 5 years management and leadership experience of functions and personnel

  • Bachelor’s Degree in journalism or related broadcast fieldADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Able to work longer weekly hours as well as weekends when necessary with short notice

  • Must be willing to work in Chicago, IL

  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.

  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered for this position

Desired Characteristics

  • Strong leadership and managing skills

  • Exceptional editorial, storytelling, and copy editing skills

  • Ability to recognize and meet the varying demands of each content platform and their deadlines

  • Open to new and creative ways of acquiring content by being an innovative thinker

  • Firm understanding of digital media and support technologies

  • Ability to effectively motivate and coach team members

  • Working knowledge of the Chicago market

  • Outstanding interpersonal communications skills (oral and written)

  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment to shift priorities quickly among multiple projects and do what is necessary to execute on short notice

  • Understanding of Spanish language

  • Working experience in a television newsroom and within a large media company

  • Adept at social media and its applications for news content and with newsroom environment

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