Digital Politics Reporter

Posted: 3/19/2019

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


Do you have a passion for politics? NBC News Digital seeks an exceptional politics reporter who is looking to do high-quality journalism that can capture the day’s news and also push to resonate beyond it. The applicant should have a track record of scoops, small-medium-large. And be driven for more. We are looking for a reporter who is excited to join an iconic news organization and own its space.

Job Duties Include:
  • Generate original story ideas and develop fresh angles for reported pieces on the big stories of the day
  • Take the lead on enterprise reporting, from interviewing sources to reporting in the field
  • Maintain an active presence on social media
  • Use and cultivate sources and contacts to bring home exclusives
  • Share information with broader NBC News network in a timely fashion
  • 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


  • Basic Qualifications:
    • Must have a bachelor's degree
    • Minimum of 6 years of experience as a journalist breaking news
    • A track record of scoops, small-medium-large
    • Strong writing skills - ability to write focused, muscular stories on tight deadlines, along with crafting long-form stories with voice and style - original, sharp, distinct
    • Deep Knowledge of politics is essential
    • Working relationships with elected-appointed officials, lobbyists/PR heavyweights, White House and congressional staff, special interest groups, campaign and political operatives
    • An interest and understanding of video and alternative storytelling techniques, including data visualization, is a plus.
    • 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 NY
    • • Willingness to travel and work on weekends with short notice



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