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Senior Social Newsgathering Reporter

NBCUniversal, LLC, New York, New York

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Level: Manager (Supervisor)


We are looking for a Senior Social Newsgathering Reporter to help lead verification and reporting on visual content and eyewitness accounts that emerge online, to support storytelling across all NBC News broadcast, digital and streaming platforms. This role will require both digital newsgathering and traditional reporting experience, as well as a demonstrated ability to see the big picture around news coverage and to assign, guide and review the work of more junior team members.

The ideal candidate will have a firm grasp of daily news stories and a deep knowledge of domestic and foreign news topics and trends. They should demonstrate advanced knowledge of how content and information circulate online, as well as the use of social forensic techniques for reporting purposes. This candidate should be able to work under pressure, take and give direction well, and excel at discovering and verifying newsworthy material. This senior reporter will provide critical support to the Director of Social Newsgathering by helping oversee a team that pursues innovative approaches to reporting, verification and storytelling, and by ensuring that the team’s work is held to the highest standards.

Candidates should have considerable experience working in a news operation and show they are capable of driving coverage forward and generating unique story ideas. They should be comfortable covering stories across a variety of news topics, with particular expertise around U.S. and international breaking news. They must be team players with a demonstrated ability to collaborate across platforms and to exert a positive influence on their colleagues’ work.

The role, based in New York, will primarily involve evening work hours, and may also include some weekend shifts.

Job Duties
  • Oversee and guide the reporters on a given shift, making sure work is properly prioritized and executed at a high level.
  • Assist the Director with supervisory tasks that include coordinating with other desks, scheduling staff and overseeing interns and news associates.
  • Use digital forensic tools and traditional reporting techniques to verify information, photos and videos
  • Interview sources for stories and identify eyewitnesses and potential guests for NBC News
  • Employ strong writing skills, with a history of bylines or previously published pieces, to pitch and write occasional stories for NBCNews.com, Today.com and other platforms
  • Collaborate with NBC News digital and broadcast units on newsgathering initiatives, investigative stories and other special projects.


• Undergraduate degree, preferably with some experience in journalism, political science, English, etc.
• At least five years working in a news operation where the candidate used social newsgathering skills
• Demonstrated ability to discover and verify stories and content circulating on social media
• Experience assigning and overseeing the work of fellow team members.
• Strong communication and collaboration skills, as well as attention to detail
• Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered.
• Must be willing and able to work flexible hours including evenings/late hours and weekends
• Must be willing to work in NYC
• Must submit an attestation disclosing your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if partially or fully vaccinated, submitting your vaccination record no later than 7 days following commencement of employment.
• Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the commencement of employment or adhere to enhanced protocols if Company determines your job position requires accessing an NBCUniversal worksite.
• Must be willing to adhere to all Company COVID-19 workplace safety policies and protocols.

• Experience thinking strategically about newsgathering and storytelling
• Desire to work in a creative, demanding, competitive environment
•Native curiosity in just about everything, and desire to look far and wide for good stories
• Ability to write content that can be easily published
• Bilingual or multilingual skills

NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Click here to learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

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.

NBCUniversal is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws.

About NBCUniversal, LLC

NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

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