About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.
Our locationsin Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahantare nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.
Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of on-campus and online formatslead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.
About the Opportunity: The Campus News Reporter is a fast, accurate and excellent news writer who is responsible for producing great stories under tight deadlines for Northeastern's 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 off-campus, every day. Our experiential learning programs take students around the world for work, research and study. The university's Boston campus is a large and busy place with a thriving campus life. There is an abundance of interesting stories to tell about students, faculty and staff who accomplish interesting, innovative and newsworthy things every day as they study, conduct research, work and live on campus.
The ideal candidate is an excellent writer who finds joy in uncovering and telling stories, thinks creatively and collaboratively, and thrives in a fast-paced, innovative and multiplatform digital news operation. The Campus News Reporter is responsible for writing a range of news stories, features, and other materials, using the full array of digital storytelling platforms to promote Northeastern's research, academic programs, priorities, and community to internal and external audiences with the goal of increasing visibility and enhancing the university's reputation. Stories the Campus 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.
The Campus News Reporter must be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment. He/she/they must be able to communicate to other members of the team from the outset of a project, and work together to conceptualize not just the writing, but also the visual and digital presentation of stories. Above all, the person in this position must be a superlative writer and storyteller with a positive, go-getter attitude and exemplary work ethic.
The Campus News Reporter is based in the Office of Communications on Northeastern's Boston campus. This position is not eligible for remote work accommodations. Like all staff members in the Office of Communications, the Campus News Reporter is occasionally required to work after hours and on weekend assignments.
Responsibilities: The Campus News Reporter is responsible for identifying and writing a range of news stories, features, and other materials, using the full array of digital storytelling platforms to promote Northeastern's research, academic programs, priorities, and community to internal and external audiences with the goal of increasing visibility and enhancing the university's reputation. Stories the Campus News Reporter will be covering include but are not limited to scientific discoveries, research findings from multiple disciplines, university news announcements, faculty and student achievements, and all aspects of campus life.
The Campus News Reporter is also responsible for taking part in supporting the newsroom's operations with various digital tools to help disseminate the stories we produce on multiple digital platforms.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree | 5 years of newsroom experience reporting and writing stories | Excellent verbal and written communication skills | Ability to identify meaningful, powerful stories of all kinds, including straight news, human interest, as well as technical and scientific subject matter | Ability to find creative approaches to storytelling | Team player attitude | Excellent work ethic | Creative thinking | 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 | Experience/ideas for producing a podcast | Experience shooting and editing video | Experience with storytelling on various social media platforms.
Salary Grade: 12
Additional Information: Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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.