NBC Universal Senior Assignment Desk Editor in London, United Kingdom

Job Number 33568BR

Job Title Senior Assignment Desk Editor

Business Segment NBC News Group

Sub-Business NBC News International

Posting Category Digital Media

About Us NBC News is a leading source of global news and information operating for over 75 years. Every week, NBC News provides more than 25 hours of television news programming with the top-rated NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and Meet the Press programs as well as America’s longest-running morning news program, TODAY. The network’s primetime newsmagazine, Dateline provides a variety of in-depth stories week in and week out ranging from mysteries and breaking news to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries. The continuously growing online presence of NBC News, NBC News Digital Group, includes NBCNews.com, TODAY.com, MSNBC.com, NightlyNews.com, social media, apps and all of the network’s digital initiatives.

Career Level Experienced

Country United Kingdom

State/Province - -

City London



Based in London and heading up a team of Assignment Desk editors, you will coordinate and implement coverage of breaking news and ongoing stories on an international scale. That means keeping one ear to the ground as you identify and research into stories from various sources – social media, newswires, affiliated and independent news services. It also means coordinating the gathering and feeding of accurate news material, setting assignments and making sure your team are getting first coverage of interesting stories. Succeed, and you’ll help to keep NBC News delivering the service our customers have come to expect and reinforce our reputation as the number one news broadcaster in the US.



With extensive experience in professional news/content production--either with a program, bureau or assignment desk, you’ll have a good understanding of the NBC News audience and a strong knowledge of current events to back it up. TV production, affiliates & satellite operations experience is essential. As are strong news judgment, research & communication skills, a grasp of the digital news content, and the ability to work effectively in a challenging, fast-paced environment. It goes without saying that you’ll maintain a professional conduct at all times, especially when leading and managing a team. Just as importantly, you’ll be willing to work flexible hours and be organised enough to manage a busy work schedule.


• Eligibility to work in the UK.

• Full English language capabilities.

• Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, under tight deadline pressure, including breaking news

The responsibilities associated with this position are not limited to the above description and may be modified at any time by the Company.

Role location: London

Salary: competitive

Opening date for applications: 19 April 2017

Closing date for applications: 17 May 2017