NBC Universal officially dropped the hammer on Brian Williams on Tuesday, suspending the anchor for six months without pay.
Lester Holt will sit in for Williams as anchor of “Nightly News” during the anchor’s suspension, but rumors are flying as to what NBC will do once the six months are up.
Katie Couric denied rumors she was seeking the “Nightly News” anchor’s spot, but some are now saying Jon Stewart’s retirement announcement from “The Daily Show” seems a little too perfectly timed. If that rumor turns out to have substance, many of those who took to social media to express their regrets over the news will have something to look forward to.
No matter NBC Universal’s long-term decision on Williams, the news and entertainment company still needs lots of help, especially in light of recent developments.
The company is seeking a media operations and broadcast associate in Colorado, as well as a content desk editor, Breakingnews.com editor and senior director of emerging media in its Big Apple office. There’s also an opening in New Jersey for an executive editor for CNBC.
All of NBC Universal’s positions require several years’ experience dealing with news stories, knowledge of social media, great communications and networking skills, and an eye for catching stories as they develop.
Candidates applying for the senior director of emerging media should have at least 10 years’ experience with digital products and must be able to showcase successful marketing and TV production skills.
NBC Universal isn’t the only media company hiring, either. Fox is looking for a social media manager in Washington, D.C.; CBS Interactive has an opening in New York for a social media manager; and Viacom, parent company of “The Daily Show,” has an opportunity for a Comedy Central fan engagement coordinator.
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Interested candidates should note that these jobs not only have stiff competition, but may also require a work schedule of nights, weekends and holidays along with the normal daily nine-to-five.
It should go without saying, but all of this week’s featured companies expect both honesty and transparency from newly hired staff.
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