About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.
About the Opportunity: Temporary Position - Northeastern University is looking for a news reporter to produce great stories for its award-winning daily news organization, News@Northeastern. Northeastern is a large research university where many of the brightest minds innovate in labs, in classrooms and in the real world, every day. Our experiential learning programs take students around the world for work, research and study. The ideal candidate is an excellent writer who finds joy in identifying and telling stories, thinks creatively and collaboratively, and thrives in a fast-paced, innovative and multiplatform digital news operation. Does this sound like you? As a news reporter, you will conceptualize and write a range of news stories, features, and other materials, using the full array of digital storytelling platforms to promote Northeastern's programs, priorities, and community to internal and external audiences with the goal of increasing visibility and enhancing the university's reputation. You must be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment. You must be able to communicate to other members of the team from the outset of a project, and help conceptualize not just the writing, but also the visual and digital presentation of stories. Above all, you must be a superlative writer and storyteller.
Conceptualize and produce a range of news stories, features, and other materials, using the full array of digital storytelling platforms
Participating in story meetings, brainstorming sessions, and one-on-one meetings with newsroom editors and reporters to plan coverage and gameplan stories
Shop headlines, collaborate on digital components, brainstorm ideas with editors, visual artists, and other reporters on ways to design the most effective storytelling platforms and approach for news features.
Work with editors to identify, plan, conceptualize stories.
Qualifications: | Bachelor's degree | 5 years of newsroom experience reporting and writing stories | Excellent verbal and written communication skills | Ability to identify meaningful, powerful stories | Ability to find creative approaches to storytelling | Team player attitude | Excellent work ethic | Creative thinking | Ability to write fast, accurate news stories | Ability to craft and edit medium-length and long-read features | Ability to conceive visual and digital components | Willingness to collaborate with visual and digital editors | Ability to conceptualize stories | Great instinct for what's news | Excellent editing skills | Sense of humor Also good to have: | Experience/ideas for producing a podcast | Experience shooting and editing video | Experience with storytelling on various social media platforms
Salary Grade: Temporary Position
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.