About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.
Our locationsin Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahantare nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.
Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of on-campus and online formatslead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.
About the Opportunity: 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.
Responsibilities: 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 | Extensive experience identifying, reporting, conceptualizing and writing stories about science and scientific research preferred.
Salary Grade: 12
Additional Information: Along with resume and cover letter, please provide a writing sample, references and website link
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.