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We are looking for an experienced Social Newsgathering reporter who will find, verify and report on stories across all NBCU platforms. This role will require digital newsgathering and reporting experience.
The ideal candidate will have a firm grasp of daily news stories, a strong interest in domestic and foreign news, and general knowledge of internet trends and culture. They should demonstrate advance knowledge of digital forensic techniques for reporting and investigative purposes. This candidate should be able to work under pressure, take direction well, and excel at discovering and verifying information and reporting. The candidate will be responsible for also interviewing sources and eyewitnesses for breaking news and feature stories. This reporter will be a part of team that develops innovative ways of newsgathering, verifying information and telling stories for all NBC News digital and television brands.
Candidates should have previous newsroom experience and are familiar with pitching stories. They should be comfortable covering stories across a variety of topics – from breaking news to criminal justice to sports to pop culture. They must be team players who can collaborate across platforms with many stakeholders.
Monitor social media platforms for significant breaking and exceptional news stories
Use digital forensic tools to verify information, photos and videos
Interview sources for stories and identify eyewitnesses as potential guests for NBC News
Have strong writing abilities with a history of bylines or previously published pieces, and occasionally pitch and write stories for Company website, Company website and other platforms
Collaborate with NBC News digital and television units on newsgathering and social media initiatives
Collaborate on investigative stories and reporting while working with other departments across NBC News
Participate in special projects, bring fresh ideas, and assist in larger news stories as needed
Undergraduate degree, preferably with some experience in journalism, political science, English, etc.
At least three years working in at a news operation where the candidate used social newsgathering skills
Demonstrated ability to use social media to discover stories
Additional Job Requirements:
Interested applicants must submit a resume/CV through Company website to be considered (Note- job #BR).
Must be 18 years or older
Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
Must be willing and able to work flexible hours including evenings and some weekend days
Must be willing to work in Los Angeles
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