Social and platforms editor, NBC News Digital

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Location: London
Salary details: £40,000-59,999pa
  • Full-Time

NBC News Digital is looking for a London-based editor to package and distribute stories across NBC’s social media accounts, homepage and app. The ideal candidate will be a talented headline writer with a strong interest in analytics and US news.

They need to be a breaking news junkie, and understand why it is important to get stories in front of as many eyes as possible. The ideal candidate will also have a strong interest in mobile trends, and have experience programming digital platforms or social accounts for a major news organisation. They will know what compels audiences to read stories and watch video on mobile and desktop.

Working from our London bureau and on weekends, they would be part of a small but dedicated team that is crucial in keeping our highly-engaged audiences up to date. Experience and comfort working independently is a must.

Responsibilities include

  • Working independently using news judgment to update multiple platforms while juggling tasks
  • Distributing breaking news and original reporting via NBC News and MSNBC’s social accounts
  • Curating the NBC News app, and with a lively mix of breaking news, politics, enterprise reporting and video
  • Engaging with real-time analytics and tracking audience behavior to help inform promotion and optimisation opportunities
  • Working with the photo team to ensure we illustrate stories to best engage our audience
  • Writing and editing mobile alerts for app and email
  • Writing sharp, compelling headlines for A/B testing
  • Distributing and pitching stories to partners like Apple News, Smartnews, Flipboard, etc

Qualifications and desired characteristics

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and comparable work experience
  • Eye for spotting trends on social media, with an emphasis on global news
  • Experience building social media audiences across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit and TikTok
  • Writing concise, accurate and contextualised social media posts for news, and breaking news
  • Three or more years working in a digital newsroom. One or more years working in social media desirable
  • Editing in a newsroom environment preferred, including experience with breaking news
  • Strong organisational, analytical and communication skills
  • Desire to work in a creative, demanding, competitive but highly rewarding news environment
  • An awareness of NBC News and MSNBC personalities and brands

Apply directly to Brinley Bruton, Senior news editor, London bureau manager – NBC News Digital Brinley.Bruton@NBCUNI.COM

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