Reporter, NBC Out

Posted: 2/20/2019

Location: New York, New York
Function: Marketing & Communications
Specialty: Digital Marketing, Web Production
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

NBC Out is NBC News Digital’s destination for content about and of interest to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. We are looking for a Reporter to join our team.

The NBC Out Reporter will be an integral part of the daily creation and promotion of NBC Out content. Along with reporting news/feature stories and managing NBC Out’s social media accounts, the NBC Out Reporter will keep track of trending topics, pitch story ideas and assist in any events or daily planning activities. The NBC Out Reporter will report to the NBC Out Editorial Manager.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is hungry to break news, and able to pitch and report stories that are original, sharp and distinct. The ability to write focused, engaging stories on tight deadline is a must, along with the ability to write long form stories with voice and style. We are looking for a reporter who is looking to do high quality journalism that resonates beyond the day’s news. Fluency in SEO, social-media and basic analytics is required.

Job Duties:
  • Pitch original story ideas and fresh angles for content across platforms (text, video, social media)
  • Report news and feature stories
  • Cultivate sources and contacts on stories and areas of expertise
  • Pitch original story ideas and fresh angles for content across platforms (text, video, social media)
  • Assist with story planning, production & promotion of NBC Out
  • Share information with broader NBC News network in a timely fashion
  • Assist with the prepping of external NBC Out contributor stories in the CMS ahead of publication; finding elements (pictures, related media) and formatting.
  • Assist with social media dissemination, including managing & posting content on NBC Out’s social media platforms.

  • Qualifications/Requirements
    • 4+ years of related professional experience
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Demonstrated knowledge of and passion for LGBTQ issues
    • Strong written and communication skills
    • Experience writing in AP style
    • Excellent knowledge of all major social media platforms

    Desired Characteristics
    • Passion for news, politics and pop culture
    • Ability to multitask and prioritize assignments while on deadline
    • Strong organizational skills and solid work ethic
    • Ability to take direction well and provide self-direction
    • Excellent interpersonal skills

    At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

    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. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

    We are 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.

    Work With Us