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Assistant Managing Editor

Responsibilities:

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Work with managing editor to develop growth-focused editorial strategies that will drive video views (on and off-platform), social media engagement, and site traffic. Must be able to then spearhead and execute these goals.
  • Work with the managing editor to develop growth strategies off-platform including: YouTube, Hulu, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Must be able to then spearhead and execute these goals.
  • Work with managing editor to identify new ways to create content that will make the Access brand competitive within the entertainment news space
  • Oversee digital editorial team and assign editorial stories throughout the day. Maintain the 24/7 content schedule and breaking news environment
  • Copyedit digital video scripts andeditorial copy for grammar, tone, punctuation, structure and style
  • Spearhead coverage of a breaking/developing news story both editorially and logistically
  • Effectively research, coordinate & implement coverage of breaking news & on-going stories
  • Lead coverage on long-lead editorial stories, develop content plans for larger events
  • Be able to quickly write and edit stories where needed
  • Closely work with correspondents and producers in gathering story elements for use on all platforms
  • Help editors develop their stories and improve their overall product by working with them to identify key elements of a story, locate the best elements to tell a story via UGC or video content we already own and publicly accessible materials
  • Must be able to source news on a variety of social media platforms and track trends
  • Build and maintain a network with publicists and agents
  • Consistently monitor social media sites & digital news outlets
  • Find and pitch story ideas, identify key trends
  • Maintain the editorial schedule for digital shoots, red carpets and interviews.
  • Work with managing editor to ensure all branded entertainment, integrated posts get executed
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with both managing editor and other staff members about where stories are at
  • Must be able to handle the distribution of content, syndication of content

Qualifications/Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor s Degree from a four year accredited college or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of six (6) years of experience producing content for digital platforms, news desk or assignment editor experience preferred
  • Research experience using digital platforms
  • Working knowledge of common broadcast news transmission tools and how to work within a broadcast and digital environment
  • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours and under tight deadline pressure with the understanding that the work schedule and location can change with little advance warning
  • Must be able to set an editorial strategy and execute tied to growth goals
  • Work with Managing Editor to improve editorial schedule and structure to increase productivity
    Eligibility Requirements:
  • Interested candidates must submit a resume for this job online to be considered
  • Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA
  • Must have work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
  • Desired Characteristics

    Desired Characteristics:

  • Ability to multi-task and handle multiple editorial projects in one day
  • Excellent news judgement and ability to make quick decisions in breaking news environments
  • Wide-ranging understanding of a variety of topic areas from entertainment news to politics to lifestyle
  • Obsessive knowledge of entertainment news, pop culture and ability to spot new trends, developing talent and what's cool
  • Happy to handle the ups and downs of working in an intense entertainment news environment
  • Work weekends, late nights, handle breaking news at any point


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