Northeastern University is looking for a multimedia 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 finds joy in identifying and telling stories, excels at news writing, and thinks creatively and collaboratively and thrives in a fast-paced, innovative and multiplatform digital news operation.
Does this sound like you?
As multimedia 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. Other duties/responsibilities include assisting the department's digital team with a range of projects, participation in media strategy for news stories intended for external publicity, copy-editing, and headline writing.
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
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
What stands us apart:
We offer a highly competitive benefits package, including tuition waivers for that master's degree or certificate you've been thinking about.
A selection of other current offerings includes medical, dental, and vision plans, generous retirement programs, discounts on technology products, health and fitness programs, ample paid time off, and professional development opportunities.
Requisition Number: STFR004831
Internal Number: 56540
About Northeastern University
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.