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Managing Editor, NBC4 Washington


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  • Date posted
    June 9, 2024
  • Location
  • Apply before
    July 9, 2024
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Job Description

Job Description

Job Duties

  • Oversee and manage reporters
  • Check reporter’s scripts to ensure they meet standards
  • Give regular feedback and expert editorial guidance to reporters and producers
  • Facilitate the news gathering process and ensure comprehensive coverage of on-air and online news stories.
  • Generate daily, enterprise and evergreen story ideas
  • Consistently monitor scanners, wires, internet sites and social media so not miss any critical breaking news
  • Develop and cultivate contacts within the community for news stories
  • Coordinate logistics for field crews for local coverage
  • Make front line editorial decisions on a story-by-story basis
  • Support producers by gathering new and updated information on stories
  • Communicate with newsroom and production staff on the status of coverage and stories
  • Arrange and coordinate news content and interviews for producers/talent
  • Work closely story/sweeps planning and coordination
  • Perform as special show producer as required
  • Conduct investigative research
  • Generate duopoly story ideas


Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience as an Assignment Editor, Reporter or Producer
  • Bachelors degree in Journalism, Communications or equivalent work experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Previous and proven experience managing a team
  • Be both a strategic and creative thinker with a strong editorial eye
  • Excellent news judgment and solid instincts
  • Ability to perform under tight time deadlines
  • Working knowledge of the Washington, DC metro area is preferred
  • Self-starter with excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Must possess the ability to problem solve, prioritize decisions and act decisively under tight deadlines
  • Must be able to work effectively with others in a team environment
  • General knowledge of television news techniques, including how stories should be covered and assembled
  • Familiarity with web-based research
  • Familiarity with utilizing social media as a newsgathering tool
  • Solid sources in the community
  • Knowledge of local, state & federal court procedures
  • Knowledge of satellite operations and microwave systems
  • Understanding of emerging production techniques and technology
  • Competitive spirit
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) both written and verbal preferred

Additional Job Requirements

  • Must be willing to work in Washington, D.C.
  • Be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as required
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
  • Required On-Site: This position is required to be performed full-time from an NBCUniversal-designated worksite.

Additional Information

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