CNBC.com seeks national security and politics reporter
CNBC.com seeks an exceptional politics reporter to join its team of editors and reporters in Washington, DC.
The National Security & Politics Reporter will be responsible for conveying engaging, impactful content to an audience focused on business and money. Specifically aspects such as investing, finance, executive leadership, entrepreneurship, personal finance and wealth.
We’re looking for an experienced reporter who breaks news, tapping sources in the White House, the Hill, federal agencies and elsewhere in DC. The applicant should have a track record of scoops, small-medium-large. And should not be intimidated if their story moves the stock market up or down. We are looking for a reporter who is excited to join an expanding team within an iconic news organization.
Responsibilities could include, but are not limited to:
- Generate original story ideas and develop fresh angles for reported pieces on the big stories of the day
- Take the lead on enterprise reporting, from interviewing sources to reporting in the field
- Maintain an active presence on social media
- Use and cultivate sources and contacts to bring home exclusives
- Share information with broader CNBC network in a timely fashion
- Be a self-starter hungry to break news, eager to jump on the day’s biggest talkers, pitch and report stories that are original, sharp and distinct
* Must have a Bachelor’s degree
* Minimum of 6 years of experience as a journalist breaking news and tapping sources in the Pentagon, the national security apparatus, federal agencies and elsewhere in DC
* Strong writing skills – ability to write focused, muscular stories on tight deadlines, along with crafting long-form stories with voice and style – original, sharp, distinct
* A firm grasp of how policy affects domestic issues, in particular those related to economics: defense, national security, geopolitics, trade, the environment, regulation and the interests of both U.S. businesses and U.S. voters.
* Awareness of the key individuals and important institutions in Washington, and how those people and institutions interact. That familiarity includes, but is not be limited to, people in the Defense Department and the national security apparatus; cabinet and senior department/agency leaders in the executive branch; the leadership of the Senate and House of Representatives from both parties, including the heads of important committees; and the justices of the Supreme Court.
* A track record of scoops, small-medium-large
* An ability to break news on government contracts with companies such as Boeing, Northrup and IBM.
* An interest and understanding of video and alternative storytelling techniques, including data visualization, is a plus.
* Fluency in SEO, social-media and basic analytics is required.
* Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
* An innovator who wants to tell stories in a compelling way via social, mobile and desktop. Deep understanding of the nuances of packaging for the web, mobile web and social.
To apply, go here.