NBC Universal Digital Producer - TODAY Digital in New York, New York

Job Number 35218BR

Job Title Digital Producer - TODAY Digital

Business Segment NBC News and MSNBC

Sub-Business NBC News

Posting Category Digital Media

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Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province New York

City New York

Responsibilities

TODAY Digital, the multi-platform arm of America’s favorite morning show, is looking for an editor with a keen news sense and judgment. S/he has captained daily news coverage as well as big special projects, series, and social-first video. This editor will have a natural instinct for what makes a TODAY story, from article to social post to video, and will be comfortable both writing posts as well as working with freelance writers. S/he will work closely with digital and broadcast producers to create accompanying web content for show segments. Calm and creative thinkers only apply. Candidates must display superior organizational skills. This is a unique opportunity to be the digital component of a complex news organization. Applicants should display a mentoring spirit. The candidate will work with editors on different teams – all working on different tasks and moving at different speeds. If you run towards problems, and disarm them with little to no issues, then this is the job for you.

Job Duties

  • Have an appreciation for TODAY’s broad range of topics and personalities

  • Contribute content, including assigning, editing and writing daily stories and multimedia features

  • Monitor news & audience appetite and respond with a take or angle relevant to our brand, from wrangling original essays to spotting breakouts worthy of standalone headlines

  • Work closely with broadcast bookers, producers and correspondents to tell stories across the brand’s platforms

  • Manage a roster of freelance writers and recruit new writers

  • Familiarity with data analytics tools and ability to incorporate data into decision making

Qualifications/Requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 4+ years of journalism, with a heavy focus on news content

  • 2+ years of experience working in an exclusively digital journalism shop

  • An 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

  • Proven experience overseeing successful original video series

  • A mentoring spirit and experience managing writers and editorsStrong and fast writing and editing; clever and SEO-friendly headlining; light multimedia skills (resizing images, creating social videos)

  • A gut instinct for a good story and quick decisiveness on angles and assignmentsAdditional Job Requirements

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

  • Must be willing to work in New York

Desired Characteristics

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in creating editorial calendars

  • Experience handling freelancers

  • Experience using analytics tools and SEO analysis

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