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New York, USA: Senior Social Newsgathering Reporter - NBC News


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Senior Social Newsgathering Reporter - NBC News

New York, USA


We are looking for a Senior Social Newsgathering Reporter to help lead verification and reporting on visual content and eyewitness accounts that emerge online, to support storytelling across all NBC News broadcast, digital and streaming platforms. This role will require both digital newsgathering and traditional reporting experience, as well as a demonstrated ability to see the big picture around news coverage and to assign, guide and review the work of more junior team members.

The ideal candidate will have a firm grasp of daily news stories and a deep knowledge of domestic and foreign news topics and trends. They should demonstrate advanced knowledge of how content and information circulate online, as well as the use of social forensic techniques for reporting purposes. This candidate should be able to work under pressure, take and give direction well, and excel at discovering and verifying newsworthy material. This senior reporter will provide critical support to the Director of Social Newsgathering by helping oversee a team that pursues innovative approaches to reporting, verification and storytelling, and by ensuring that the team’s work is held to the highest standards.

Candidates should have considerable experience working in a news operation and show they are capable of driving coverage forward and generating unique story ideas. They should be comfortable covering stories across a variety of news topics, with particular expertise around U.S. and international breaking news. They must be team players with a demonstrated ability to collaborate across platforms and to exert a positive influence on their colleagues’ work.

The role, based in New York, will primarily involve evening work hours, and may also include some weekend shifts.

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