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National FOIA Reporter, NBC News Digital

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Level: Manager (Supervisor)


NBC News Digital is hiring a reporter to uncover exclusive stories through accountability-driven public records requests.

This reporter will generate a constant flow of ideas for FOIAs, and have a knack for strategically targeting requests, as well as for pulling the most newsworthy nugget out of a stack of documents. The reporter will deliver both short-term scoops and long-term investigative projects.

When big news breaks, the reporter will immediately file clear and specific records requests that will help map out the next few months of coverage. The reporter may work on one or several beats but should also be eager to tackle the top news storylines of the day and find fresh angles, regardless of the topic. The reporter should also build sources who can point NBC News to which records exist and the right records to request.

The reporter should be a leader in the field of open records. They should have a familiarity with how public-records laws work and are applied, find creative ways to shake records loose, and work closely with our legal department — from crafting appeals to suing for records when necessary. The reporter should also be incredibly organized, keeping track of FOIAs filed, due dates, appeal dates, and more, making sure that not a single filing slips through the cracks.

This reporter, a member of the Enterprise team, will also be a newsroom-wide evangelist for public records requests, running training sessions and advising colleagues on crafting FOIAs for maximum impact. The reporter will collaborate with reporters across the newsroom, including the breaking news, politics, health, business, tech, science and video desks.

We are open to candidates who are based in New York, Los Angeles or Washington, D.C., where NBC News has bureaus, as well as candidates who would like to work remotely in another region of the United States.

This position is represented by the NewsGuild-CWA.


• 7+ years of experience at a major newspaper, website or
magazine.
• A proven track record of consistently breaking big news
stories based on reporting generated through sources
and public records requests that received national
attention or award recognition.
• Deep familiarity with requesting public records from
states and the federal government, appealing denials,
finding alternate ways into records when denied, and
reviewing records to pull out groundbreaking information.
• You are a thought leader when it comes to public
records, constantly looking to break new ground.
• Experience training other reporters on FOIA requests.
• Multiple examples of well-written and deeply reported
enterprise stories.

- 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 have a high emotional IQ and are able to work
collaboratively with people around the newsroom and NBC
News at large.
• You understand that you are part of a team and that the
team’s success is everyone’s success.

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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