Deputy Digital News Editor
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Responsibilities The Deputy Digital News Editor works at the heart of the editorial team updating the global site, covering stories, market updates, features and online video, all within tight deadlines. Qualifications/Requirements KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Act as a hotseat for CNBC.com updating the site in a timely manner using strong editorial judgement and knowledge of business and financial news
Copy edit stories, slideshows and video captions with accuracy on a tight deadline
Write stories on a variety of subjects including financial markets, business trends, economy and economic policy
Ensure the smooth running of the website, including updating of main European and Asian pages with headlines and breaking news
Curate the website by selecting stories from wires and partners
Produce stories in the content management system in a fast and timely manner
Assign work to other writers and coordinate production to ensure website is updated at all times
Add value to CNBC.com stories by incorporating video, story links, slideshows, graphics etc.
Remain in close communication with television producers to ensure co-ordination on stories
Deputise for the Digital News Editor.
Monitor the success of CNBC.com's content using analytic tools.
Ensure CNBC.com's content is given the maximum exposure on social media such as Twitter
In-depth knowledge of the content and subject material covered on CNBC and a strong interest in financial markets and economics
Strong copy-editing skills under tight deadlines, especially the ability to spot mistakes, errors and typos
Experience of commissioning and editing stories from reporters in a fast-paced news environment
Enthusiasm for discovering and experimenting in new ways of digital storytelling
Previous experience in updating a website, hotseating or hot-desking
Understanding of global financial markets and how events in different economies and markets can affect each other
Ability to multi-task and remain calm in a fast-paced news environment
Ability to work in a team and across all departments and locations, ensuring a smooth running web site that is 100% accurate
Excellent verbal communication skills, coupled with strong research and succinct writing skills.
Demonstrated self-starter, with the confidence to make decisions quickly in a fast paced news environment.
Demonstrated understanding of internet technologies, web design and production environments, video editing and video asset management tools
Fluency in English
Flexibility in working shifts, some of which start very early in the morning
Experience of working in content management systems
Experience of working for a leading wire service or business news website