NBC Universal Senior Assignment Editor, NBC Network Newsgathering in New York, New York

Job Number 34259BR

Job Title Senior Assignment Editor, NBC Network Newsgathering

Business Segment NBC News and MSNBC

Sub-Business NBC News

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.

Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province New York

City New York


We are looking for an experienced senior assignment editor to coordinate with producers, senior producers, writers and reporters in the general production of news contact for broadcast, cable and the web to work within a shift in our NBC Network Newsgathering Desk. Responsibilities Include:

●Oversee and coordinate the gathering and feeding of news materials

●Effectively research, coordinate & implement coverage of breaking news & on-going stories

●Jump in, quickly assess, and delegate to team what is needed on coverage of a breaking story

●Find & book characters who help define a story

●Collaborate with NBC News digital and broadcast platforms on newsgathering, social media initiatives and content distribution

●Use data to inform and evolve newsgathering, storytelling and social media strategies while deepening engagement with our audience

●Initiate & maintain communication with affiliates & News Channel counterparts

●Effective use & monitoring of social media sites & the web

●Discover and break news through social media platforms and tools

●Participate in daily network-wide conferences

●Establish & maintain working story & contact files

●Monitor competitive broadcasts, cable and digital platforms

●Ability to put together a story coverage plan & layout with oversight from management


●Must have a Bachelor’s degree

●Minimum 5 years editorial production experience at a network, cable or digital outlet

●Proficient on all social media outlets

●Solid working knowledge of TV production, affiliates & satellite operations

●Working knowledge of microwave & satellite trucks, live-u, b-gan, mcds

●Strong news judgment & communication skills are essential

●Must be willing and able to work flexible hours , under tight deadline pressure, occasionally with little or no warning (e.g. breaking news).

●Must be willing to work in New York, NY

Desired Characteristics

●Ability to clearly communicate ideas and status updates to both technical and non-technical resources

●Able to work independently and as a member of a team

●Capable of managing multiple deliverables and completing assigned tasks quickly

●Passion for news and an interest in multiple platforms (broadcast, cable, web, mobile)

●Innovative and flexible thinker, comfortable suggesting solutions

●Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines

●Committed to quality in every assignment, large or small

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