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Desk Editor, NBC News Washington Bureau


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  • Date posted
    July 4, 2024
  • Location
  • Apply before
    August 3, 2024
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Job Description

Job Description

The Desk Editor is responsible for executing NBC News coverage in Washington and the surrounding region across all platforms including Nightly News, The Today Show, MSNBC, NBC News Now and


  • Ensure coverage of breaking news, scheduled events, pooled events, highly produced interviews, field anchoring and other production needs.
  • Monitor and react to breaking news, stay focused in high pressure situations and multitask.
  • Collaborate with Senior Weekend Managers of all platforms on planning and execution of weekend coverage.
  • Communicate clearly with talent, producers, field crews, managers of all the platforms and counterparts in New York.
  • Gather and research story ideas, develop sources, gather accurate information from multiple agencies, assign producers and work with NY crew desk to assign crews.
  • Process and analyze a large volume of information, determine what is most important and newsworthy and then communicate the essential details.
  • Must possess the ability to problem solve, prioritize decisions and act decisively under tight deadlines.


  • Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism, communications or related field or equivalent work experience
  • At least 5 years’ experience (with a minimum of 2 years on an assignment desk) at a network or large market television station
  • Must be willing to work in Washington D.C.
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays

Desired Characteristics:

  • Familiarity with the Washington Pool system
  • Excellent story development, logistics and follow-up skills
  • Working knowledge of the Washington, DC metro area is preferred
  • Self-starter with excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Must be able to work effectively with others in a team environment
  • Proficiency with the INews computer system and ability to learn NBC Newsconnect
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task under pressure, meet deadlines, process information, and make decisions quickly.

Additional Job Requirements:

  • Required On-Site: This position is required to be performed full-time from an NBCUniversal-designated worksite from Sunday to Thursday, 2pm to 10pm.

This position is eligible for company sponsored benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), paid leave, tuition reimbursement, and a variety of other discounts and perks. Learn more about the benefits offered by NBCUniversal by visiting the Benefits page of the Careers website.

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