NBC Universal Video Journalist/ Host, NBC Left Field in New York, New York

Job Number 36917BR

Job Title Video Journalist/ Host, NBC Left Field

Business Segment NBC News and MSNBC

Sub-Business News Digital

Posting Category Digital Media

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Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province New York

City New York


NBC recently launched a new digital-first team of reporters, filmmakers, animators, tinkerers and video journalists tasked with rethinking what video news and features could and should look like in 2017.

NBC Left Field is an independent, off-site division of NBC News aimed at experimenting with emerging technologies and developing a sleek video news offering in new and rapidly growing spaces on mobiles and broader social spaces.

Our aim is to push boundaries in video by toying with technology, thinking about data, employing smart design and challenging what an American broadcaster should look like in the 21st Century.

Job Duties

We’re seeking a highly-skilled video journalist who has as much experience capturing footage and conducting interviews in the field as they do experimenting with social media and mobile technologies. This person should also be familiar with producing text-on-video content as well as appearing on camera when necessary.

That’s right, we’re looking for a video unicorn.

We’re looking for someone with an artistic but radical eye who obsesses over both news and culture-related content as well as internet technologies. And as mentioned, you should be as comfortable turning the camera on yourself as you are on those you interview.

This role will be responsible for blurring the lines between social video, features and documentaries.

We are a team excited to experiment at every level of the creative and editorial process, from framing to engagement to the types of questions we ask.

We’re looking for those who are willing to produce a mixture of different types of content, from science to news to culture.

You should be able to both collaborate on a team of other video heads as well as operate as a one-person-band in both the studio and field. You should also be competent at every step of the video creation process, from conception to final rollout.


Basic Qualifications

  • At least 3+ years professional experience in the news and/or documentary industries.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and prior experience in Adobe Premiere

  • Demonstrated knowledge and prior experience in Adobe After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Demonstrated knowledge and prior experience in DSLR shooting

  • Demonstrated knowledge and prior experience in Lighting and Audio

  • Demonstrated knowledge and prior experience in CMS experience

  • Basic understanding Web analytics

  • Basic understanding of HTML, CSS and JavascriptAdditional Job Requirements

  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered

  • Must be willing to work in New York

  • Must be able to provide a resume and short cover letter – must include links to at least three examples of your work where you served as a one-person-bad (specifically explaining the role you played in each), a video where you’ve appeared on camera, an example of a project you’ve created in your free time and any relevant awards/accomplishments

Desired Characteristics Desired Qualifications

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus

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