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Weekend Breaking News Reporter- Digital

NBC News

New York, NY 11-01-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
This position is represented by the NewsGuild-CWA

We're seeking a breaking news reporter to join NBC News Digital.

In this position, you will join an established team of breaking news reporters and editors working a dayside shift that includes weekends. The role of the team is to cover a wide variety of breaking news stories as they happen - including natural disasters, crime, lawsuits, cultural events, celebrity news, science developments and health studies, business news and viral social media posts.

The right candidate will be adept at filing multiple stories per day, handling a variety of breaking news stories and have experience working under extremely tight deadlines in a high-pressure atmosphere. As a breaking news reporter, you'll pick up the phone and start reporting and be ready to file within minutes of a major breaking story, matching your style to the topic and keeping your cool throughout. 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. You'll also be willing to pursue additional angles on the day's news, filing breakout stories that give readers a fresh perspective, highlight the most interesting aspects of the news, and move the story forward.

You'll be comfortable thinking creatively about coverage and making the most of the digital storytelling format. You'll make sure that the stories you're writing have the best photos, videos and other elements to provide context to a reader as a story is developing.

Responsibilities Include:
• Actively monitor sources of breaking news (Dataminr, Twitter, wires, internal communications) and be prepared to jump on news seconds after it happens.
• Expertise in writing SEO headlines.
• Writing clean, fast and accurate copy, headlines and photo and video captions.
• Communicating with a team of other reporters and editors.
• Make full use of the range of NBC News resources, including network newsgathering and multimedia


At least 2 years professional work experience
Must have the desire to work in a creative, demanding, competitive environment.
• Must be a skilled reporter with outstanding communication skills.

Desired Characteristics
• Experience working in a digital-first newsroom or news environment
• Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and operate on tight deadlines

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rzpqj7-54-211-101-93-42 in your application.