Breaking Health News Editor, NBC News Digital
NBC NewsNew York, NY
Full Time Job
Weâ€™re seeking an editor to manage breaking health news coverage at NBC News Digital in New York.
As the breaking health news editor, youâ€™ll work with NBC News Digitalâ€™s breaking news team as well as the networkâ€™s Medical Unit to coordinate coverage of the dayâ€™s biggest health news. Youâ€™ll have an aptitude for speed â€'' and the judgment to know when to slow down and scrutinize a story â€'' as well as a background in covering health and science news. Youâ€™ll assign and edit stories and also be able to step in and write as necessary.
The right candidate will have experience editing health news ranging from Covid-19, food safety, analyzing diet trends and nutritional guidance and product recalls.
You must have keen news judgment and be attuned to what a general audience is interested in. You should also know how to assess scientific studies to determine what merits coverage. You will manage one full-time reporter to start and report to the lead breaking news editor.
You will make sure that the stories youâ€™re editing and writing have the best photos, videos, social media embeds and other elements to provide context to a reader.
• Writing clean, fast and accurate copy, headlines, and photo and video captions
• Communicating with a team of other reporters and editors
• Planning ahead and pre-writing for announcements, papers being released under embargo, etc.
• Making full use of the range of NBC News resources, including network newsgathering and multimedia
• At least five years experience working in a newsroom
and editing daily stories, preferably for a digital
publication, including at least two years writing or editing
stories about health.
• Experience managing a team.
• Experience monitoring social and search trends online.
• Expertise writing headlines
• Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through
www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered.
• Desire to work in a creative, demanding, competitive environment.
• Skilled editor with outstanding communication skills.