NBC Universal Senior Washington Editor, NBC News Digital in Washington, District Of Columbia

Job Number 36925BR

Job Title Senior Washington Editor, NBC News 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 District of Columbia

City Washington, D.C.


This is a senior editing position that requires extensive experience handling coverage of the White House, Congress, federal agencies, as well as national politics and campaigns. The editor must have deep knowledge of the dynamics of how Washington works – the history, the players, the policy and the politics. The editor must be equally adept at handling spot news coverage and conceiving and shaping strong, well-written enterprise stories with impact. The editor must be able to work seamlessly with DC colleagues on the TV side of NBC. The editor should be able to demonstrate experience in multi-media work and other forms of digital publishing, including data visualization. The position, based in Washington, D.C., will report to the senior politics editor of NBC News Digital.

Job Duties

  • Manage and lead the NBC News Digital politics team of reporters in Washington

  • Coordinate digital politics team coverage plans with the senior politics editor

  • Edit and web produce breaking, analysis, enterprise, feature and explainer stories produced by the digital politics team

  • Generate daily and long-term story ideas, including text and multi-media, for governmental and political coverage

  • Work closely with the NBC TV bureau in DC


Basic Qualifications

  • At least seven years of journalistic experience at major newspapers, magazines or news websites, at least half of which has been editing of political news and enterprise stories, preferably in digital form.

  • Exceptional leadership skills and ability to act as ‘player/coach’ with the team. A collaborator who can work easily across a large organization.

  • An ability to manage a budget and represent the needs of the team internally.

  • A proven ability to partner with video and graphics teams, product, technology and sales to deliver compelling and competitive digital products.Additional Job Requirements

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

  • Must be willing to work in Washington.

  • Willingness to work overtime and on weekends with short notice

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