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Senior Desk Editor – International News Desk
With operations in 37 countries, NBCUniversal is one of the best known media brands in the world. And NBC News has been a leading source of global news and information for more than 75 years. Every week, we provide more than 30 hours of television news programming across the US – news you’ll be right at the heart of.
About the role
Based in London and heading up a team of Assignment Desk editors, you’ll coordinate and implement coverage of breaking news and on-going stories on an international scale. That means keeping one ear to the ground as you identify and research into stories from various sources – newswires, affiliated and independent news services, newspapers and magazines, blogsites and other websites. It also means coordinating the gathering and feeding of accurate news material, setting assignments and making sure your team are getting first coverage of interesting stories. Succeed, and you’ll help to keep NBC News delivering the service our customers have come to expect and reinforce our reputation as the number one news channel in the US.
With extensive experience in professional news production, either with a program, bureau or assignment desk, you’ll have a good understanding of the NBC News audience and a strong knowledge of current events to back it up. TV production, affiliates & satellite operations experience is essential. As are strong news judgment, research & communication skills and the ability to work effectively in an often challenging, past paced environment. It goes without saying that you’ll maintain a professional conduct at all times, especially when leading and managing a team. But just as importantly, you’ll be willing to work flexible hours and be organised enough to manage a busy work schedule.
NBC News is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading entertainment and media companies, with businesses ranging from television and film production to news and theme parks. And as we look to build on our global success, we need the right systems to support our global growth.
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