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CNBC seeks senior social media editor


CNBC’s Social Media Desk is responsible for maintaining the business networks’ presence across all social platforms while also playing a critical breaking news function in our newsroom. We are looking for an experienced social media editor to help lead our social media team and expand our digital footprint.

This candidate will be expected to manage social editorial needs of both broadcast and digital, especially at times of breaking news. The candidate will also liaise with daytime shows and advise on the development of social media campaigns around special projects and initiatives. Given the dynamic nature of the role, we are looking for a candidate who is able to work flexible hours.

In addition to day-to-day management of the social media team, this candidate should have a background in social analytics and regularly provide analysis of key performance metrics.

• Manage CNBC’s main social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tumblr, etc.
• Oversee and ensure that a social media editor is always on duty to handle breaking news
• Maintain social media best practices and update the newsroom on changes in policies and guidelines
• Work with the newsdesk to vet and approve social media and user-generated content for air and publication online
• Collaborate with digital and broadcast editorial teams on company-wide social media campaigns
• Experiment with new social media tools to expand CNBC’s audience
• Team up with CNBC.com editors to produce live blogs for key events, conferences, and breaking news
• Contribute editorial content (ie: Storify) to CNBC.com where needed
• Provide social media training to shows, producers, and editors in the newsroom
• Report regularly on social media successes using available analytics/data
• Must be able to work early hours

To apply, go here.

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CNBC Digital seeks news editor


CNBC Digital is seeking a dynamic journalist with a background in both business news and web production for a role on the team that operates the CNBC.com homepage. The “hotseat” is the air traffic controller of the newsroom, managing the page and the fast-paced flow of news copy.

Responsibilities include assigning stories, writing and publishing breaking news alerts, editing “spot” news copy and managing the layout and ranking of stories on the homepage – often simultaneously and with limited assistance from others.


The successful candidate will have a strong background in both writing and editing breaking business news, particularly in the financial news that is core to the CNBC audience. At the same time, the candidate will also have extensive experience with web publication, including regular use of content management tools to edit, produce and publish stories.

This is a full-time staff position at CNBC headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. The position has a set weekday schedule but will require occasional early mornings, late evenings and weekends as needed.

To apply, go here.


CNBC ratings soar due to “Shark Tank”


CNBC’s ratings at night have jumped due to running re-runs of “Shark Tank,” reports Andrea Morabito of the New York Post.

Morabito writes, “While ‘Shark Tank’ is averaging 7.9 million viewers in its current fifth season on ABC — up 16 percent, on track for its best season yet — it’s also brought CNBC its own ratings success.

“Since debuting on the network last month, ‘Shark Tank’ repeats have garnered CNBC its largest prime-time audience (596,000 viewers) in five years — since the peak of the financial crisis in December 2008.

“The series — which has aspiring entrepreneurs pitch business ideas to a panel of potential investors (‘the sharks’) like Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and real estate magnate Barbara Corcoran — has steadily grown in popularity since it debuted on ABC in 2009.

“‘It’s business, it’s deal-making, it’s opportunity, it’s the entrepreneurial spirit, so it really speaks to all the things that we’re interested in,’ says CNBC’s Jim Ackerman, senior VP of prime time alternative programming.”

Read more here.

John Carney

Carney leaving CNBC for WSJ’s “Heard on the Street”


Liam Denning, co-deputy editor of The Wall Street Journal “Heard on the Street” feature, sent out the following staff hire on Friday:


We are pleased to announce that John Carney is joining Heard on the Street.

John is well-known both on Wall Street and in the financial media, with a presence spanning TV, print, and online. He joins us from CNBC, where he founded and ran the NetNet blog and made frequent appearances in front of the cameras opining on the highs and lows of finance.

John began his career in journalism at DealBreaker, the irreverent blog covering the culture and personalities of Wall Street. There during the depths of the financial crisis, he served as editor-in-chief of the site. He went from there to be managing editor of Clusterstock, part of Business Insider. In addition, John has over the years written for our own Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Fortune, and New York magazine, among others.

In a previous life, John practiced corporate law at firms including Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Latham & Watkins. He received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

True to his roots, John will cover all things Wall Street for the Heard. You can join one of his more-than 41,000 twitter followers at this handle: @carney. Based in New York, he will report to Liam Denning and David Reilly.

Please join us in welcoming John to the WSJ.


Susan Krakower

Senior VP of strategic programming is leaving CNBC


Susan Krakower, CNBC’s senior vice president of strategic programming and development, is leaving the network, reports Stephanie Smith of the New York Post.

Smith writes, “We’re told CNBC has opted not to renew her contract and that CNBC president Mark Hoffman explained, ‘You’re great. You’re creative. But you’re just too hard on the furniture [meaning tough on the talent].’

“Krakower, who joined CNBC in 2002 and created shows including ‘Mad Money With Jim Cramer,’ famously got into a war with former CNBC host Dylan Ratigan after he ranted about her during a commercial break, ‘If you want to pull me off the show, please do. [You are] rude and disrespectful.’

“Ratigan quit shortly afterward. We’re told Krakower is now in talks to join Morgan Stanley.

“Despite this, a CNBC rep insisted to us on Thursday, ‘Susan is under contract at CNBC.’”

Read more here.

Maria Bartiromo

Fox Business confirms deal with Bartiromo


Fox Business Network has signed former CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo to a multi-year deal, it announced on Wednesday.

In her new role, Bartiromo will serve as global markets editor, anchoring a daily market hours program, as well as a Sunday business-focused show on Fox News Channel. She will begin her tenure at Fox Business on Feb. 1, with each program launching before the end of the first quarter.

“I tapped Maria to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange while at CNBC, and I am delighted to have her join me once again alongside our star lineup at FOX Business,” said Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO of Fox News, in a statement.

Most recently, Bartiromo anchored CNBC’s top-rated markets program, “Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo.” In 2004, she took over as anchor of the weekly nationally syndicated show, “The Wall Street Journal Report,” which was later renamed “On the Money with Maria Bartiromo.”

She joined CNBC in 1993, and made history in 1995 as the first journalist to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on a daily basis. Prior to tenure there, Bartiromo served as a producer, writer and assignment editor for CNN Business News.

A recipient of numerous prestigious awards, Bartiromo was the first female journalist to be inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame in 2011.

In 2009, the Financial Times named her one of the “50 Faces That Shaped the Decade.” She was honored with two News and Documentary Emmy Awards; in 2008 for her NBC Nightly News special, Bailout Talks Collapse, and in 2009 for her Inside the Mind of Google CNBC documentary. She also received a Gracie Award for her CNBC special, Greenspan: Power, Money & the American Dream.

To read the release, go here.

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CNBC Digital names new VP of product and design


Kevin Krim, a senior vice president and general manager of CNBC Digital, sent out the following announcement on Tuesday:

I’m pleased to announce that Deepanshu (“Deep”) Bagchee will be joining the CNBC Digital team as VP Product & Design. Reporting to me and based in Englewood Cliffs, Deep, with his immense talent and unique experience, is an ideal leader to take on this critical role.

As most of you know, Deep is currently the Head of Digital at CNBC International. Working out of both our London and Singapore offices, he is responsible for creating our current integrated international digital team. Under Deep’s leadership, the team has more than doubled our international content and the new international homepage drove a 4x increase in unique visitors in Dec 2013 versus the same time period the previous year. He joined CNBC four years ago from Fisheye Analytics (now part of Kantar/WPP Group) and also worked at Bloomberg. Deep earned his MBA from INSEAD in France.

Deep will remain in his current role until mid-April to ensure the International team has a great first quarter and we have a smooth transition. In early spring, he and his family will relocate to the tri-state area.

Deep is an excellent colleague and I’m thrilled all of us will get to work with him even more closely going forward. Please join me in both congratulating him and welcoming him to CNBC Digital.

Bagchee is taking over the role vacated by Scott Boyarsky when he was promoted to senior vice president of technology for CNBC in November.

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CNBC.com has record December


CNBC.com was visited by 7.9 million unique users in December, up 25 percent compared to the same month last year, making it the site’s best December ever, according to data from comScore Media Metrix.

The business news website also recorded a total unique video viewer audience in December of 3 million, its highest level ever and up 181 percent year-over-year.

The CNBC mobile web recorded its third-highest monthly unique visitors ever with 4.1 million, up 71 percent year-over-year, according to Omniture.

CNBC’s iPhone application posted 551,000 unique visitors for the month, while its iPad application posted 423,000 unique visitors.

For 2013, the average monthly unique visitors to CNBC.com in 2013 were 8.2 million, a 22 percent increase as compared to 2012.

Average monthly uniques to its Android phone application in 2013 was 95,000, a 7 percent increase as compared to 2012.

The average monthly unique visitors to CNBC.com mobile web in 2013 was 3.2 million, a 29 percent increase compared to 2012.

Lesley Goldman

CNBC VP leaves for truTV


Lesley Goldman, who had been vice president of prime time alternative for CNBC, has left the business news network for a spot at truTV.

AJ Marechal of Variety writes, “Lesley Goldman has joined truTV as v.p. of development and original programming, the net announced today. She will be based in Gotham and report to senior veep Marissa Ronca.

“Goldman arrives at truTV from CNBC where she served as vice president of primetime alternative. At tru, she’s tasked with executing the development of new programming from concept to series, creatively overseeing pilots, series and specials.

“‘Lesley comes to truTV with a wealth of experience in unscripted and alternative programming,’ said Ronca. ‘She is a creative, forward-thinking producer with a great eye for programming and strong relationships throughout the industry. Lesley is a great addition to our team as we continue to shape truTV’s programming vision.’”

Read more here.

Reuters and Twitter

Reuters journalists double Twitter usage


Journalists at Reuters more than doubled their usage of Twitter in 2013, according to data from Muck Rake.

Gregory Galant, the CEO of Muck Rack, notes that 238 Reuters journalists were using Twitter in 2012. That number increased to 496 in 2013.

In addition, CNBC anchor Melissa Lee was the journalist who started a Twitter feed in 2013 and received the largest number of followers, with more than 19,000. Lionel Barber, the Financial Times editor who started a Twitter feed in 2013, was third with more than 11,900 followers.

See all of the data here.