News Reporter

Northeastern University
  • Location
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 06

Position description

Northeastern University is looking for an experienced News Reporter for its award-winning daily news organization, [email protected] 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.


Must have:

• Bachelor’s degree

• 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

• Curiosity

• Flexibility

• 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

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