NBC News Digital seeks an exceptional reporter with at least 5-7 years of experience to join its enterprise and news reporting team in Los Angeles. The successful candidate will be an ambitious, well-rounded journalist with experience reporting and writing major projects, investigations, in-depth features and profiles, as well as covering large news events. This role requires exceptional writing and organizational talent, and the ability to identify stories that will have significant impact. The reporter will also be called on to cover big news events on the West Coast, so the ability to write focused, clean copy on tight deadline is a must. An interest in video and alternative storytelling techniques, including data visualization, is a plus. Job DutiesGenerate original story ideas and develop fresh angles and follow-up pieces for the big stories of the dayPitch ideas that have broad appeal and impact for a national audienceWork with News, Enterprise, Special Projects and Planning Editors of NBCNews.com in Los Angeles and New York on story ideas and projects. Share information with broader NBC News network in a timely fashionWrite clean, fast and accurate copy, headlines, and photo and video captions.Communicate with a team of reporters and editorsMake full use of the range of NBC News resources, including network newsgathering and multimediaCollaborate with original video team to develop engaging media elements for big stories and projectsTravel when necessary to report breaking and enterprise storiesWork with data and graphics editors to develop additional elements that enrich stories and add context
• 5+ years of experience writing for a major news organization
• Strong ability to conceive projects and write news and feature stories
• Proven experience gathering and analyzing information about newsworthy events
• Expertise writing SEO headlines
• Ability to evaluate news leads and news tips to develop story ideas
• Must have the desire to work in a creative, demanding environment and break news on tight deadlines
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