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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.

John Jannarone

CNBC hires Jannarone from Wall Street Journal


John Jannarone has been named senior writer for CNBC Digital, it was announced Friday by Jeff Nash, CNBC digital deputy managing editor, enterprise.

Starting on Jan. 14 and reporting to Nash, Jannarone will be responsible for providing news and analysis on how the day’s top business and economic stories impact investors.

“John is a well-respected journalist who brings Wall Street training and in-depth stock analysis to his daily reporting,” said Nash in a statement. “He is deeply connected, has incredible sources and is an insightful news breaker. We are very excited to have him on our team.”

Jannarone joins CNBC Digital as it brings a record year to a close. In 2013, CNBC.com posted nine of its best ten months in terms of monthly unique visitors and is now consistently in the top ten in its comScore category.

Jannarone most recently worked at the Wall Street Journal. There for the past five years, he has reported and wrote stories on global consumer products, technology and hedge funds for the widely followed investment-focused section “Heard on the Street.”

In addition, Jannarone spent a year as the lead corporate reporter, overseeing financial coverage of the major United States media companies.Prior, Jannarone spent two years as the Deputy Bureau Chief at the Dow Jones Newswires’ Singapore Bureau, where he managed a team of six reporters and contributed to stories covering Southeast Asia.

Before becoming a journalist, Jannarone was a trader and strategist at The Hartnett Group, developing and implementing trading strategies for multimillion dollar derivatives portfolios. Prior to The Hartnett Group, Jannarone launched his career as an Analyst at Morgan Stanley.

Jannarone holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Princeton University, where he graduated Cum Laude. He speaks Japanese and spent several months studying in Kyoto under a Stanford University program.

Larry Kudlow

CNBC’s Kudlow says he’s not entering politics


Bill Hoffmann of NewsMax reports that CNBC‘s Larry Kudlow has put cold water on running for political office.

Hoffman writes, “‘I love my work. I love my TV show. I love my radio show … You want put me in the Senate? Why would you do that to me? I thought you were my pal,’ Kudlow scolded Newsmax TV’s Steve Malzberg when asked about the rumors.

“Kudlow, who was associate director for economics and planning in the Office of Management and Budget under the Reagan administration, has flirted with running in the past, but has always backed off.

“In March 2009, after rumors surfaced he was considering a run for U.S. Senate in Connecticut against Christopher Dodd, he announced that he wasn’t on his TV show.

“In January 2010, a movement to draft Kudlow to challenge Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, briefly elicited Kudlow’s interest. He stated, ‘I do believe that retiring Sen. Schumer would be a noble cause,’ but went no further.”

Read more here.


CNBC apologizes for on-air music with the N word


A CNBC segment on Monday included music right before a commercial that included lyrics with the N word.

Hilary Lewis of The Hollywood Reporter writes, “CNBC made a similar, yet possibly worse, blunder when it teased a story about Starbucks with a rap song that included the N-word. Indeed, the offending word played before the business channel cut to a commercial break, loud enough for viewers to hear.

“Later, CNBC anchor Kelly Evans apologized for airing the offensive lyrics.

“‘We accidentally aired a piece of music this hour during a tease with inappropriate lyrics,’ Evans said on the air. ‘That obviously should not have been on the air and we deeply apologize for that and for any offense that it may have caused.’

“The song was B2K’s ‘Fizzo Got Flow.’”

Read more here. Last month, CNBC anchor Amanda Drury apologized for using a term on the air that was offensive to Asian Americans, while in July CNBC anchor Joe Kernen used a term derogatory to Indians.

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CNBC.com seeks writer


This position will lead CNBC Digital in its coverage of a specific beat.

Work will include generating news and enterprise feature stories for the Web site, actively contacting sources in the field, maintaining ongoing relationships with major players, and monitoring the competition. The successful candidate will be competitive in delivering scoops, analysis and smartly conceived trend stories, and will be focused on offering compelling and engaging journalism.

He or she will comfortably engage with social media as a newsgathering tool and to understand what stories our audience is eager to embrace. The position will coordinate with the Enterprise desk for ongoing coverage of major news, issues and trends. The staff writer will also work closely with TV editorial staff to coordinate coverage. Responsibilities will include field reporting assignments as necessary.


5+ years experience in writing for print news or Internet related field.
3+ years of experience covering a specific beat or topic area.

To apply, go here.


CNBC seeks field producer


At CNBC, a field producer brainstorms and pitches ideas, researches topics and works closely with reporter(s) to advance stories, break news and produce segments both in studio and in the field.

Work with Reporter(s) in field. Establish and maintain relationships with and be knowledgeable and current on companies in universe of coverage. Flag upcoming events in designated sectors to enterprise team. Research/report on companies/issues as discussed with reporter . Work with reporter to decide best live locations. Work with location to receive permissions for live shots . Choose most visual live shot possible for reporter hits and interviews . Work with truck engineer to determine what is possible from the chosen location . Communicate clearly with photographers and truck engineers; maintain relationships with freelance/staff cameramen; report issues with freelancers to the booking desk . Decide when to hire audio technicians . Clearly communicate to headquarters live plan through a coverage note as well as clear notations as to the number of paths and what will be seen on each path. Maintain all video records, feed necessary and relevant video to bureau/headquarters, communicate to editors and/or desk producers how video should be cut/taken to air .

Communicate with CNBC newsdesk editors on available live times, understand and be owner of all live hit requests, disseminate hit times to reporter and on the ground team . Clearly communicate with control room producers when producing a live event (timing, elements, availability) . Be alert at all times and flag any important live events, visual elements, on the ground happenings to the newsdesk . Make sure that reporter(s) has all needed material for the event . C all into the control room whenever a shot is live . Make certain desk producer has all information needed.

In studio, work with reporter on day-of hits . Locate all video needed whether it be in-house archival or acquired through shoots, satellite feeds, company hand outs . Make sure script and elements are in show rundown, including (but not limited to): name and locator dekos , big topic banner, flow of intro into script, elements, charts, dekos and reporter blog bar. Alert reporter to any time changes or timing issues with hit . Alert newsdesk/control room of any issues that may compromise shot as soon as possible.

Whenever selected candidate books an interview, candidate will update guest tracker , book feeds , collect relevant video and have editors cut vo for segment , pre-interview guest and summarize pre interview for reporter or anchor , make certain of correct spelling and pronunciation of guest names , make certain guest booking adheres to CNBC’s ‘first on’ policy . Produce the guest segment in the show rundown (in the event producer is out of the office on location for the interview, he/she should do as much as possible of the below in advance and request a producer from the newsdesk to handle inputting rundown elements that are relayed from booking/beat field producer).


Minimum of 4 years booking and field producing in live television environment with a demonstrated writing ability, research skills and communication skills. Bachelors Degree. Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program.

To apply, go here.

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CNBC.com holds steady in November


Business news site CNBC.com was visited by 8.2 million unique users in November, holding steady compared to the same time period last year, which was the site’s best November ever, according to comScore Media Metrix.

In addition, CNBC.com recorded a total unique video viewer audience in November of 2.6 million, its second-highest level ever and up 224 percent year-over-year, according to comScore Video Metrix. Yahoo Finance remains No. 1 in terms of video viewers among business news sites.

CNBC’s mobile web recorded its second highest monthly unique visitors ever with 4.1 million, up 37 percent year-over-year, according to Omniture.

CNBC’s iPhone application posted 561,000 unique visitors for the month.

CNBC’s iPad application posted 412,000 unique visitors.

comScore Video Metrix, US, Content Videos (November 2013)

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Bartiromo’s departure makes others at CNBC happy


Joe Weisenthal of Business Insider writes Thursday about the mood at business news network CNBC in the wake of the departure of anchor Maria Bartiromo last week.

Weisenthal writes, “One person who was at CNBC headquarters the day after Bartiromo’s departure actually described a widespread sense of ‘relief.’

“It’s not that Bartiromo was disliked.  It’s that CNBC, according to multiple sources, is an insanely competitive place internally, especially with respect to booking guests. And Bartiromo often had a lock on the best guests, leaving other reporters, anchors, and producers out in the cold.

“One person familiar with the workings of CNBC, when asked about the environment, responded via email: ‘CNBC is SO COMPETITIVE ABOUT BOOKINGS. So much so that it always spilled over to infighting between shows.’

“Another former on-air personality at CNBC described constant head-butts with Bartiromo over guests, and told us that well-known guests have complained about how if they ever went on another show on CNBC they would get angry phone calls about it.

“So basically, in an environment where everyone is extremely territorial about their guests, the departure of the network’s most famous name frees up a lot of booking chances. It also frees up money — Bartiromo’s hefty salary — that CNBC can now invest in other on-air talent.

Read more here.
Fox Business

The remaking of Fox Business Network


Alex Weprin of Capital New York writes about how Roger Ailes wants to overhaul Fox Business Network in 2014 to make it more competitive with CNBC.

Weprin writes, “So far, only three FBN shows have any ratings traction, and two of them are anchored by men known more for their politics than than their business acumen. The simulcast of Don Imus’ radio show does well for the channel, and is routinely the top-rated show on FBN, while CNN outcast Lou Dobbs holds his own in the early evenings. Stuart Varney’s program also does well for FBN.

“But there is a network-wide perception problem. Imus sees fewer than half as many viewers as watched his morning simulcast back when it was on MSNBC, while Dobbs sees perhaps one fifth of the audience that watched him on CNN. Even if Kennedy’s panel show is a success it won’t move the needle on the perception that FBN is just more Fox News on a different channel.

“Then there will be the existing internal culture Ailes will have to dismantle and rebuild. While Imus, Dobbs and Varney are secure, sources tell Capital other FBN anchors, like Liz Claman and Melissa Francis, are angry about Bartiromo’s arrival, lest they get pushed to less prime periods, or off the anchor desk altogether.

“But Fox Business is finally widely distributed on cable and satellite providers, and became rated by Nielsen in 2011. It is also profitable thanks to expanded carriage agreements and improved ad sales, a point that 21st Century Fox emphasized on its yearly earnings call last month. It may not be as profitable as CNBC, which generates an estimated $800 million a year, according to SNL Kagan, but it isn’t losing money either.”

Read more here.

David Kaup

FBI arrests man after he appeared on CNBC show


The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested a man in Las Vegas last week shortly after he was the central figure in an episode of CNBC’s “American Greed: The Fugitives,” a show that focuses on white-collar crime.

Shortly after the CNBC story aired, agents investigating the case of David Kaup received information that led them to a residence in Las Vegas where Kaup had been residing, according to this FBI news release.

Kaup carried out three separate fraud schemes that caused victims to lose millions of dollars. Kaup admitted in his plea agreement that over a period of approximately five years, he defrauded more than 50 families out of more than $11 million. Many of these victims were working class families who sought Kaup’s assistance to refinance their homes.

Kaup had failed to show up for his December 2012 sentencing.

Chuck Schaeffer, the executive producer for CNBC’s “American Greed: The Fugitives,” identifies the stories for the show and an out-of-house production company, Kurtis Productions, produces the show exclusively for CNBC.

The “American Greed” episode in which Kaup appeared will air again on Thursday, according to a CNBC spokeswoman.