CNBC Digital seeks a politics editor
CNBC Digital seeks an editor to oversee our politics coverage both in Washington DC and globally. The Politics Editor will be responsible for conveying engaging, impactful content to an audience focused on business and money. Specifically aspects such as investing, finance, executive leadership, entrepreneurship, personal finance and wealth.
The role will report to the Managing Editor of CNBC Digital.
Responsibilities of the Politics Editor will include, but are not limited to:
-“Own” politics coverage, steering a small-but-growing team that reacts quickly to breaking developments by taking reports live online succinctly and accurately, and to update those stories as facts become available.
-Analyze developments by spotting the angles in each that serve as compelling catalysts for coverage, and putting CNBC’s own, unique stamp on stories from Washington and beyond.
-Forge the political team into a unit that employs original reporting from Digital and CNBC TV, as well as contributions from partners including NBC News.
-Establish and enforce best practices for the politics team, including story selection, headlines and abstracts, in ways that first serve the interests of readers, but also optimize the exposure those stories will receive through search engines, partners and social media.
-Tell stories in video, in text, through data-driven graphics—or a combination of all three. The Politics Editor will conscientiously package stories in compelling ways.
-Communicate closely with CNBC editorial leaders in Singapore and London.
-Exhibit leadership chops and the ability to successfully navigate a large and often complicated organization. The Politics Editor will coordinate with colleagues in the larger CNBC news-gathering apparatus to align reporting and maximize depth and breadth of coverage.
-Minimum 8 years of experience in journalism
-At least four years focusing on politics, working in digital journalism and multiple years in an editorial leadership capacity.
-Possess unrelenting drive to identify and deconstruct the underlying dynamics of American political power and how they affect governance, investment, businesses and voters.
-Exceptional leadership, coaching, & mentorship ability
-A collaborator who is comfortable working with journalists of all backgrounds and expertise.
-Familiarity with the operation of content management systems and the principles of search engine optimization. -An ease with social media that garners attention while staying within the bounds of the mission and interests of CNBC and NBC Universal.
-An ability to harness data-driven journalism, and to determine when it supersedes a more traditional storytelling approach, or when the two should work together.
-A willingness to recognize & advocate for the interests of team members.
-Proven ability to work with teams from product and technology to generate ideas and deliver compelling and competitive digital products.
To apply, go here.