Full Time Job

Enterprise Reporter, Digital

NBC News

New York, NY 06-17-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

Responsibilities
NBC News Digital is hiring a reporter for its Enterprise team to investigate an influential company, industry or institution, or a political or business leader in the United States. This will be a one-year staff position beginning in the summer or early fall of 2022.

This reporter will break news on their chosen target, producing a series of accountability-driven stories over the course of the year that uncover significant new information with the potential to bring about change. We are particularly interested in topics that can be investigated with an economic equity and/or racial equity lens. We want pitches on powerful companies that report soaring profits while exploiting workers. We want to hold accountable businesses that charge exorbitant prices for everyday necessities. We want to take on politicians who abuse their power or put personal profit above the interests of the people they represent. We are open to ambitious reporting on other topics, too, provided that they have an accountability angle.

This reporter will produce 6-8 investigative stories over the course of the year on their chosen topic, as well as shorter-term scoops, follow-ups and solutions stories. Some of this work may involve a more immediate response to breaking news.

This is a full-time position as a Staff With End Date (SWED) with a 12-month assignment. This position is represented by the NY News Guild - CWA.

Qualifications/Requirements
• 5 or more years of relevant experience at a major newspaper, website or magazine.
• A proven track record of breaking significant accountability-focused news stories that received national attention or award recognition or resulted in impact.
• Multiple examples of well-written and deeply reported enterprise stories.
• Experience covering a beat, developing sources, obtaining public records and generating scoops.
• Deep familiarity with the target you plan to investigate, including related previous coverage.
• To apply, please include a one-paragraph pitch in your cover letter outlining what you'd like to investigate, what you hope to prove and the impact you think your stories could have.
- 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.

Desired Characteristics
• 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.
• We are open to candidates who are based in New York, Los Angeles or Washington, DC, where NBC News has bureaus, but encourage candidates who live in other regions of the country to apply.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rn9zbk-44-201-96-43-42 in your application.