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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Political Reporter, NBC News Digital

Jobid 23768-367698

Location: New York, NY, 10176, USA

Description **Job Number** 33523BR

**Job Title** Political Reporter, NBC News Digital

**Business Segment** NBC News and MSNBC

**Sub-Business** News Digital

**Posting Category** Digital Media

**About Us** NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. 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.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** New York

**City** New York


Do you have a passion for politics? NBC News Digital seeks an exceptional politics reporter to join its team of politics editors and reporters in Washington, DC, who is looking to do high-quality journalism that can capture the day’s news and also push to resonate beyond it. We’re looking for an experienced reporter who breaks news, tapping sources in the White House, the Hill, the federal agencies and elsewhere in DC. The applicant should have a track record of scoops, small-medium-large. And be driven for more. We are looking for a reporter who is excited to join an iconic news organization and own its space.

Job Duties

+ Generate original story ideas and develop fresh angles for reported pieces on the big stories of the day

+ Take the lead on enterprise reporting, from interviewing sources to reporting in the field

+ Maintain an active presence on social media

+ Use and cultivate sources and contacts to bring home exclusives

+ Share information with broader NBC News network in a timely fashion

+ Be a self-starter hungry to break news, eager to jump on the day’s biggest talkers, pitch and report stories that are original, sharp and distinct


Basic Qualifications

+ Must have a bachelor's degree

+ Minimum of 6 years of experience as a journalist breaking news and tapping sources in the White House, the Hill, the federal agencies and elsewhere in DC

+ A track record of scoops, small-medium-large

+ Strong writing skills - ability to write focused, muscular stories on tight deadlines, along with crafting long-form stories with voice and style - original, sharp, distinct

+ Deep Knowledge of DC/national politics is essential

+ Working relationships with elected-appointed officials, lobbyists/PR heavyweights, White House and congressional staff, special interest groups, campaign and political operatives

+ An interest and understanding of video and alternative storytelling techniques, including data visualization, is a plus.

+ Fluency in SEO, social-media and basic analytics is required.Additional Job Requirements

+ Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered

+ Must be willing to work in Washington, DC

+ Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice

**Desired Characteristics**

Desired Qualifications

+ An interest and understanding of video and alternative storytelling techniques, including data visualization, is a plus.

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Clickto view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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