Newsweek, U.S. News Reporter

Expiring today

Recruiter
Newsweek
Location
United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
13 Apr 2021
Closes
13 May 2021
Industry
Journalist
Sector
News, Online
Discipline
Reporter
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Newsweek is seeking a news reporter to join our London team. 

The ideal candidate will have detailed knowledge of U.S. news and how to write engaging stories for an American audience. 

The U.S. news reporter will be responsible for writing up breaking news stories, conducting original interviews and obtaining exclusives. 

The candidate will be able to source, pitch and write several stories each day, with a strong understanding of digital journalism and the needs of a fast-paced newsroom. They will also be adept at monitoring social media and Google trends to find and identify stories and topics of interest for a U.S. audience. 

The candidate will be responsible for ensuring high-quality coverage that is accurate, fair, and conforms to accepted standards of journalism.

This is a full-time position with the ability to work from our London, Canary Wharf office, or remotely from home anywhere in the UK. All staff are temporarily working from home due to the Covid-19 situation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Pitch and write several news stories each day
  • Research and write original stories and features 
  • Scour multiple social media for stories and emerging trends
  • Check facts and sources and ensure content is of the highest possible standard
  • Work with editors to ensure your work meets house style

Requirements

  • Experience in a reporting role for a reputable organization
  • Familiarity covering U.S. news and trends
  • Familiarity of using social media and Google trends to find stories
  • Capable of working to tight deadlines 
  • Must be able to work flexible hours 

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