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The Breaking News Reporter will report and write quick, high-impact news items on criminal justice, national news, politics, pop culture, and more. The Reporter will be an integral part of The Daily Beast’s breaking news team and national desk. The ideal candidate will have an ability to produce stories that stay a half-step ahead of the competition. In addition, they must have demonstrated skills to weave interviews, anecdotes, and exclusive details into compelling narratives.
The Reporter must have a high news metabolism and be ready to cover high-profile crimes in real time, political clashes as they unfold, and celebrity scandals at the speed of social media. To do that, the Reporter will be asked to find sources, sift through public records, break news, and write with flair.
Contribute to breaking news coverage
Report and write news items on deadline
Spot emerging stories before they dominate national headlines
Track down sources and comb through public records.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, juggling multiple projects and deadlines
Willingness to collaborate with other reporters, editors, and media partners
Strong writing and reporting skills
An understanding of pressing topics for diverse cultures, communities, and racial and ethnic identities
A self-starter who can conceive and execute stories with impact
Ability to take initiative, receive constructive feedback, and work with minimal supervision
Demonstrated capacity to work well in a team environment
At least 2 years of reporting experience
Can be located anywhere.
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