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Editor, Wellness


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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Editor, Wellness

Jobid 23768-349311

Location: New York, NY, 10176, USA

Description **Job Number** 30068BR

**Job Title** Editor, Wellness

**Business Segment** NBC News Group

**Sub-Business** NBC News

**Posting Category** Digital Media

**About Us** NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** New York

**City** New York


Wellness is more than your BMI and blood pressure. Real wellness, or wellness for your whole self, is as much about your job, family, your bank account as it is about your body.

NBC News Digital is seeking an editor that understands this mix, someone who can help the senior editor drive our coverage of Wellness – not just fitness fads or the latest medical study, but also personal finance, family, career. This editor is responsible for delivering impactful, engaging, discussible and shareable content for a newly-constituted section on

Candidates must bring a wealth of experience covering a variety of wellness (fitness, personal finance, health, career, parenting, etc.) topics, as well as significant time spent as an editor in a digital publishing environment. A familiarity with digital video – how to make it and make it well – is an absolute must, and hands on experience with video is a real plus. The person who wins this job will also know when a story is best told in video, or when it should be text, or when it should be neither and be left to a chart or graphic. They will know, and love, how to use data and metrics to drive editorial and product decisions.

Job Duties:

+ Executing the daily and overall editorial agenda for our digital wellness coverage, at times this includes assigning stories and working with the video and graphics desks to shape their output

+ Working with a range of journalistic talent from both digital and TV to produce journalism that sets us apart

+ Editing stories and being the “last pair of eyes” to see everything that appears on our platforms, or empowering the right people to be that set of eyes in your stead

+ Cultivate a social media presence and general audience awareness of the site to drive traffic and audience loyalty

+ Use metrics and audience data to optimize content and consumption (e.g. topics for SEO, headline writing, choice of topics, etc.)

+ Build relationships with content partners, within and outside of NBC News


Basic Qualifications

+ 5 years of experience in journalism, with a heavy focus on wellness (inclusive of health, fitness, personal finance, parenting, career) for at least half of that

+ At least 3 working in an exclusively digital journalism shop

+ Experience as an innovator who brings storytelling ideas that breakaway from traditional articles and videos coupled with creative distribution tactics to reach new audiences via social, mobile and desktop

+ Deep understanding of the nuances of packaging for the web, mobile web and social - primarily Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and leading social messaging apps

+ Experience producing creative and high quality video, ideally has worked with in or around a TV news organization

+ Deep understanding of the changing digital media landscape in all its formsAdditional Job Requirements

+ Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered

+ Must be willing to work in New York, NY

+ Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, under tight deadline pressure, including breaking news

**Desired Characteristics**

Desired Qualifications

+ Passionate and curious about “what’s next” in digital and proactively pushes the organization to anticipate and meet news digital consumers’ needs

+ Ability to act like a site owner, having big thoughts and the courage to voice them as well as an inclination towards “Yes,” but knowledge that sometimes saying “No” is the right answer

+ A sense of humor or at least the recognition of one

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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