NBC Universal Political Reporter, NBC News Digital in New York, New York

Job Number 33522BR

Job Title Political Reporter, NBC News Digital

Business Segment NBC News Group

Sub-Business News Digital

Posting Category Digital Media

About Us NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province New York

City New York


Do you have a passion for politics? NBC News Digital seeks an exceptional politics reporter to join its team of politics editors and reporters in New York City, who is looking to do high-quality journalism that can capture the day’s news and also push to resonate beyond it. The successful candidate will be an ambitious, well-rounded journalist who can juggle multiple editorial tasks in a breaking-news environment, as well as expertly handling deeply reported enterprise pieces, features and investigative stories. This beat, which is focused on national politics, ranges across topics - on any given day, you may be writing about the White House, a congressional hearing on opioid abuse, a newsmaker TV appearance, a new poll on the midterms, the policy change on Trump’s infrastructure plan, or a contested special election in Montana. The NYC-based politics team works hand in hand with our growing DC team of digital politics reporters and editors, as well as those on the NBC TV side who also contribute to digital politics.

Job Duties

  • Generate original story ideas and develop fresh angles for reported pieces on the big stories of the day

  • Be able to quickly execute quick hits of 300 words when that’s warranted as well as taking the lead on enterprise reporting, from interviewing sources to reporting in the field

  • Cultivate sources and contacts on stories and areas of expertise

  • Maintain an active presence on social media

  • Share information with broader NBC News network in a timely fashion and communicate seamless with the DC politics team

  • Be a self-starter hungry to break news, eager to jump on the day’s biggest talkers, pitch and report stories that are original, sharp and distinct

  • The role will likely involve occasional travel to DC and national political hotspots of the moment.


Basic Qualifications

  • Must have bachelor's degree

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a political journalist

  • Strong writing skills - ability to write focused, muscular stories on tight deadlines along with crafting long-form stories with voice and style.

  • Deep Knowledge of DC/national politics is essential

  • Fluency in SEO, social-media and basic analytics is required.Additional Job Requirements

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

  • Must be willing to work in New York

  • Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice

Desired Characteristics

Desired Qualifications

  • An interest and understanding of video and alternative storytelling techniques, including data visualization, is a plus.