Full Time Job

Politics Reporter, Digital

NBC News

Washington, DC 5 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
We're seeking a breaking news reporter to join NBC News' digital politics team.

In this Sunday-Thursday position, you'll work the morning shift during the weekdays on an established team of reporters and editors covering a wide range of national political news. On any given day, you may be writing about the White House, a congressional hearing, a newsmaker TV appearance, a court filing or a protest. On Sunday, you will expertly kick off the week of coverage by monitoring the political shows for key topics and newsmakers.

The ideal candidate will be adept at filing multiple stories per day, seamlessly working under tight deadlines in a competitive news environment to report and file within minutes of a breaking story. Once an initial story is published, you'll be prepared to rapidly update the story while recognizing that information still needs to be thoroughly vetted. Ideally, you are also eager to pursue follow-ups and additional angles to the news of the day - including chasing down exclusive information - and interested in pitching original and enterprise stories. Experience contributing to live coverage of news events, including live blogging, is a plus.

This role will involve collaboration across many teams at NBC News. The hours for this position are Sunday, 9am-5pm ET, and Monday-Thursday, 6am-2pm ET.

This position is represented by the NewsGuild-CWA.

Job responsibilities include:
Actively monitoring sources of breaking news (Dataminr, Twitter, wires, internal communications) and being prepared to jump on news seconds after it happens
Write clean, fast and accurate copies and headlines
Work in close collaboration with Editors, as well as other Reporters as warranted
Generate original story ideas and develop fresh angles for reported pieces on the big stories of the day
Cultivate sources and contacts on stories and areas of expertise
Share information with broader NBC News network in a timely fashion

• 4+ years breaking news reporting experience
• Strong journalistic writing skills, research skills and

editorial judgment
• Broad knowledge of and interest in US politics
• Must be excited to join an iconic news organization and
own its space
• Knowledge of DC/national politics
• Knowledge of AP style
• Position is based in NY or DC

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.

Desired Characteristics
• Outstanding communication skills, both written and

verbal with the ability to prioritize while multitasking
• Team player
• Detail oriented
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments in a

rapidly moving newscycle
• Ability to follow direction and work independently when

• Superior organizational skills

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r79njk-34-231-247-88-42 in your application.