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Northeastern University is looking for an experienced News Reporter for its award-winning daily news organization, News@Northeastern. The News Reporter is a journalist with a few years of experience researching, gathering and reporting timely information with superb clarity and accuracy. He/she/they are great at evaluating news tips to develop story ideas, identifying sources, conducting interviews and thorough reporting, and writing excellent articles according to our editorial style and standards.
The News Reporter is a curious storyteller who is relentless is their pursuit of newsworthiness. He/she/they are part of a team of reporters whose job it is tell the best stories that Northeastern University wants to be known for. In addition to reporting on news from the university's research and teaching enterprise, the News Reporter covers timely news and events that captivates news cycles around the world, and identifies unique angles to make the reporting relevant to the university.
The News Reporter is a fast, accurate and excellent news writer who is responsible for producing great stories under tight deadlines, in a creative, collaborative, fast-paced, environment. Stories the News Reporter will be covering include but are not limited to scientific discoveries, research findings from multiple disciplines, faculty and student achievements, and all aspects of campus life.
Northeastern is a large research university where many of the brightest minds innovate in labs, in classrooms and off campus, every day. Our experiential learning programs take students around the world for work, research and study.
The News Reporter is based in the Office of Communications on Northeastern's Boston campus. The university is primarily in-person with reasonable flexibility. This position has a hybrid option. Like all staff members in the Office of Communications, the News Reporter is occasionally required to work after hours and on weekend assignments.
Experience in higher education is not needed, nor it is desired.
3-5 years of newsroom experience
Excellent writing and copy-editing skills
Excellent command of AP style
Excellent sense of what is news
Superb focus on detail and accuracy while maintaining speed
Respect for short deadlines
Solid grasp on data and how to use it to inform storytelling
Familiarity with SEO
Knowledgeable about current social media platforms and using them for storytelling
Sense of humor
Excellent work ethic
Love for problem solving, multitasking, collaboration
Great if you also have:
Experience with content management systems, WordPress in particular
Marketing and Communications
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.