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