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Political Reporter, CNBC.com

NBCUniversal, LLC, Washington DC, District of Columbia

Create the extraordinary.

Level: Manager (Supervisor)


CNBC Digital is looking for an experienced political reporter or editor to help lead our political coverage. The ideal candidate will be deeply sourced within Washington and a polished writer with extensive experience covering the White House, Congress and/or national elections.

This person will have a proven ability to break news while juggling real-time news of the day, long-form features and can also fill in as an editor as needed.

What you’ll do:
  • Generate story ideas, break news and cultivate sources at high levels in the federal government, national parties, campaign finance teams as well as congressional, White House and campaign staff
  • Mentor younger reporters
  • Cover breaking news with accuracy and authority in real time
  • Occasional editing
What we’ll offer:

At our Washington D.C. location, you’ll have access to great perks and amenities:
  • Sweat it out –S Free onsite fitness center
  • In the action – The D.C. bureau is in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol building, ideal for catching the newsmakers and lawmakers just in time for your next story
  • Commuter’s Dream – The bureau is located just steps from Union Station, a central transportation hub
  • Extras – Our Capitol Hill location is close to dozens of popular lunch options and high-end dinner spots

When you join the NBCUniversal family, you’ll get…

We’re a global company that values our employee’s individual experiences and wellbeing. We know that we’re smarter, more dynamic and better together. That’s why we offer benefits and perks to meet your unique needs. Read more about them on our careers site here. We invite you to seek the excitement, the challenges and the opportunities that make working here so rewarding.

What you’ll bring:

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience as a political reporter or editor.
  • Proven track record breaking news and filing stories in a fast-paced, real-time news environment.
  • Reporting and writing investigative stories and/or long-form features.
  • A collaborative demeanor with experience working and coordinating with multiple teams and across multiple platforms: social media, TV and digital video.
  • The ability to perform in a high-volume, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Strong writing, reporting, social media and technical skills.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including mornings, evenings, and/or weekends as news breaks.
  • Must be highly motivated, extremely organized, detail-oriented, and possess outstanding communication and coordination skills.
  • The job can be based in Washington, DC or at our headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.

    Additional requirements:

  • 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.


You’ll stand out if:

  • BA or college-level equivalent.
  • Experience at a major online news site, daily financial publication or political desk of a large daily newspaper.
  • Passionate about digital story-telling and creating the best reader experience online.
  • Ongoing knowledge of and interest in the business world and financial news.
  • Solid understanding of web standards and SEO.


CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to over 400 million homes worldwide. CNBC at night features a mix of new reality programming, CNBC's highly successful series produced exclusively for CNBC and a number of distinctive in-house documentaries. CNBC also delivers content across a variety of digital platforms such as: CNBC.com; CNBC PRO, a premium service that provides in-depth access to Wall Street; a suite of CNBC mobile apps for iOS and Android devices; Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri voice interfaces; and streaming services including Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Samsung Smart TVs. CNBC is a division of NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast Corporation.

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.

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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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