Full Time Job

National Investigative Reporter

NBC News

New York, NY 04-15-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Responsibilities
We are looking for a national investigative reporter to join our Investigative Unit.

Responsibilities include, but will not be limited to:
• Developing and pursuing original investigations, covering breaking and developing news and pitching investigative stories.
• Covering issues related to criminal justice.
• Using FOIA, data, documents and other tools of investigative reporting
• Writing for digital publication
• Responding quickly to breaking stories to build out and uncovering new angles and information
• Using data to inform and evolve newsgathering and storytelling
• Working as part of team to develop innovative ways to gather information, serving all NBC News digital and television brands
• Discovering, locating and interviewing newsmakers, eye witnesses and other notable and interesting news subjects
• Being open to considerable travel
• Participating in special projects, pitch fresh ideas, and assist leadership, as needed
• Acting as a team player who is comfortable collaborating across platforms

Qualifications/Requirements
Basic Qualifications:
• Must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college, preferably in journalism, political science, English, or a related field of study
• At least 8 years as an investigative reporter, writer, producer and/or editor at a news organization
• Must have deep journalistic writing skills, research skills, and editorial judgment
• Experience with local, national and foreign news
• Deep background reporting issues related to Criminal Justice

Additional Job Requirements:
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Must be willing to be based in New York, NY or Washington DC
• Must be able to work under pressure, turn stories and thrive in a deadline-driven environment
• Must be willing to work overtime, nights, holidays, and weekends, often with short notice
• Must be willing to travel with short notice
• Experience teaming up with photographers and camera operators as well as collaborating with other journalists in the field is a plus

Desired Characteristics

Desired Characteristics:
• Thorough background in news with extensive newsroom experience and a record of covering a combination of breaking news and feature stories desired
• A passion for accuracy and fairness in reporting
• Broadcast experience a plus
• Experience teaming up with photographers and camera operators as well as collaborating with other journalists in the field is a plus

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g3vkm4-3-236-122-9-42 in your application.

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