Researcher

Posted: 5/10/2019

Location: Washington, D.C., Washington D.C.
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


Job Duties

Gather editorial content and provide targeted research on deadline to the news desk, producers, correspondents and shows using expert skills and comprehensive knowledge of online and print resources

Cover breaking news by researching facts on sources and generating new angles of stories to pursue

Create fact sheets, timelines, and subject research guides for topics in the news for distribution

Assist assignment desk and digital as needed for reporting & newsgathering

Vet and curate a wide array of information into concise and digestible research packages for end-users

Train end-users on specialized research databases and general Internet research

Utilize all available tools (print, video, social media, etc.) to conduct research

Work closely with the Desk, Producers, Correspondents, Shows and the Info Center in NY

Manage digital subscriptions and publications

This is a staff position with an end date of 1/31/2021



• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism, political science or related fields
• At least 2 years as researcher/editor or equivalent experience at a news organization
• Must be willing to work in Washington D.C.
• Must be 18 years or greater
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Must be available to work weekends, evenings and holidays as required

• Understanding of news operations and reporting
• Ability to multi-task and meet constant tight deadlines
• Working knowledge of assignment editing
• Sound judgment
• Attention to detail
• Demonstrated expertise in social media and internet research
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Team player
• Strong interest in news/current events and a desire to work in a creative, demanding and competitive environment

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